4-Week: Online Reading as a Writer—In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the publication of In the Time of the Butterflies, we’ll spend four weeks diving into this celebrated novel to see what makes it tick and what we can learn from it to apply to our own writing. Through brief video lectures and online discussions of the novel, we’ll look at structure, character development, writing style, and theme, and use writing exercises to try Alvarez’s tools ourselves.

Required Text*:

In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

About Our Online Classes:

We use an online platform called Wet Ink. This platform allows you to post comments and critiques directly to the authors’ works (for 8-week workshops). You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. Everyone who participates in an online workshop will also become part of the ongoing Lighthouse community within Wet Ink, where you can share and receive exercises and calls for submissions. Stay in touch with your fellow students (if you like) via the Lighthouse community when the class has ended.

By the end of the day on the Monday that class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email [email protected].

Students are welcome to enroll up until the Friday of the starting week.

Instructor: Eleanor Brown Learn More