WHAT IS IT
The starting point of this course is one of the greatest human existential questions: where are we going? As great philosophers do, good writers should also ask themselves this question, because people who write sometimes can’t lead the reader to a point. If we don’t know why we wake up in the morning, the world loses its sense and we get depressed. If we fall in love with a person, but we don’t know if he/she loves us too, we feel lost. In the same way, we have to know where we are going when we write. We have to make the reader feel that there’s a reason why he’s following us.
One week before the beginning of the lessons you’ll have to send a story: something short, just two pages of 1,800 characters. There’s not a specific theme, but just one instruction: tell the story that you’ve always wanted to tell, the one that you’d like to transform into a novel, a film, a comic… that is to say your story. Try to use the style, the language, the rhythm that you feel are right. The aim is that of working on this original story and rewriting it, while we learn to adjust its pieces step by step. It will always be your story, even if you feel eventually amazed by how it will have grown.
How does Classi-fy work?
You’ll have to follow a weekly timetable of appointments, which can be video lessons or notes to read. You’ll have deadlines to write and share your homework on Google Drive. You’ll read what your classmates write and you’ll be able to comment or receive feedback on what you write. You’ll be able to meet each other and talk about the lessons on the forum – ok, we already know you won’t only talk about that, but that’s part of the fun. Sometimes your teacher will post a video in which he publicly analyses the work of the class, but you’ll receive your personal evaluation in private.
What about the course timetable?
You’ll know it pretty soon: lessons will start in April and will last three months.
What are the technical skill necessary to take part to the course? Do I have to install a special program on my computer?
You’ll mainly work online, therefore all you need is the internet connection. We’ll use Google Drive to share documents.
What does it happen at the end of the course?
The class will come to Scuola Holden, in Turin, in order to attend the final lesson and collect your diploma. Eventually you’ll meet everyone and, if everything is right, you’ll have a beer together in Borgo Dora to celebrate.