Three Writerly Classes Pop Up

A trio of graduate-level workshops in writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton

   “Non-matriculated” is the operative mouthful of a word as relates to a trio of graduate-level workshops in writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton this spring. Some quick details: The courses run weekly from Jan. 28 to May 22 and cost about $1,800. The deadline to apply is Saturday.
   The courses: Ursula Hegi is offering Contemporary Literature by Immigrant Writers. Ms. Hegi, the author of 12 books, is now editing an anthology of just this type of fiction, “Second Voices.”
   Lou Ann Walker will lead a memoir-writing workshop. A former editor at Esquire and New York magazine, she is the author of “A Loss for Words.”
   And Andrew Botsford, former associate editor at The Southampton Press, will head up Writing the Feature, in which, a release said, “students will first learn the anatomy of a successful feature — brains, heart, skeletal structure, and musculature — and then write pieces on subjects of local interest, to be considered for possible publication in area newspapers.”
   Applicants have been asked to e-mail Julie Sheehan, the director of the college’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, at Julie.Sheehan@stonybrook.edu. Each message should include “a short paragraph explaining what you hope to get out of” the course. Up to 10 pages of creative writing in the particular genre should be attached.