This creative writing course will center on writing beautiful prose, either fiction or nonfiction. The writer Frances Cannon will guide students through three phases: craft, create, and critique. In the first stage, Frances will address basic writing techniques to employ and to avoid, including elements of lyrical prose and pitfalls of introductory writing. Then, she will guide the students in generative sessions, with writing prompts and tips. During this phase, students may optionally expand upon projects that they already have up their sleeves, or they can begin anew. Finally, once the students have built a small body of work, either fresh work generated during this course or recent work from students’ passion projects, then each individual will have an opportunity to share and receive constructive feedback from both Frances and fellow students.