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Summer School

My students this past semester rocked. Nine very different, very talented undergrads at the University of Iowa who enrolled in my evening Creative Nonfiction course. Their fields of study ranged across journalism, creative writing, music, and film so, lucky me, right? Right.

I tried to center the course around author Christopher Higgs‘s notion of intellectual polyamory and included this excerpt from an interview with him on the first page of the syllabus:

Become intellectually polyamorous, cultivate an insatiable curiosity for knowledge and experience in as many different guises as you possibly can, Continue reading