WHAT IS IT
We know that from the mists of time to present day, men have always travelled. Pilgrims, merchants, writers, ethnologists and soldiers travelled by foot, boat, horse, train or with their imagination. Each and every one of them having their own motivations and background of experience. Somehow we have learnt to travel since we were kids as well, thanks to poems, letters, reports, chronicles and legends. Now it’s your turn to make your journey into a story and this course must become your starting point to plan a new amazing path.
You are going to study writing forms – from the Grand Tour to the long-form – and set a departure point and a point of arrival on a globe. Everything in between will be up to you: from the format to the tone of voice, from the items to take with you to the means of transport. It is going to be a twelve-stop online journey, though we are going to meet up face to face at Scuola Holden for the last lesson. You will share your experiences in exploring travel fiction with your course mates and work in small groups with them. It is going to be fun. That’s a promise!
Remember that it is going to be a very practical studying path. You will do group exercises to train your writing muscles, as well as get down to working on your own travel story through a non-stop confrontation of the text, focused feedback and concrete editing.
In the meantime, have a look at three of the eight books that you’ll throw in your school bag:
- Lisbon. What the Tourist Should See by Fernando Pessoa
- Italian Without a Master by Mark Twain
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again byDavid Foster Wallace
Fasten your seatbelt. We’re off!
Lessons will start in June and will go on for three months.
I’d like to enroll, how can I pay?
If you want to make a bank transfer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you the details. If you want to pay online with PayPal, add the course to your cart and follow the instructions.
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 Classi-fy website. 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 also from your classmates, during the debate.
What about the course timetable?
You’ll know it pretty soon: lessons will start in May 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. On classi-fy.it website you can share your documents, watch the video lessons, download teaching material and text your classmates.
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.