PUC offering creative Spanish writing workshop this summer

Purdue University Calumet will offer a three-credit, advanced creative writing workshop in fictional and non-fictional Spanish, beginning June 13.

Creative Writing in Spanish (49000/59000) seeks to equip students with techniques for different genres to create their own literary works. A selection of works written by students will be included in a journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

“It is the first time we are doing this here in the region,” said Jose Castro-Urioste, professor of Spanish for 12 years at Purdue Calumet. “You will write from the context of the Spanish community to the Spanish community, infusing education with passion for writing.”

The creative writing class is open to students and community members, including professionals of education, journalism and those from other fields.

This hybrid course combines traditional classroom meetings with online instruction. The class will meet on campus in the Classroom Office Building from 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., June 13, June 20, June 27 and July 7.

Purdue Calumet’s Classroom Office Building is located south of 169th Street, three blocks east of Indianapolis Boulevard. A free parking lot is accessible by turning south at the traffic light on 169th Street east of Woodmar Avenue.

Other information can be obtained by contacting Purdue Calumet’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures 989-2632 or e-mail lopezm@purduecal.edu.