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Info session: Fall in Friday Harbor: literature, creative writing, and marine biology, Tues, 4/12, 3:30pm

Submitted by Caterina Rost on March 31, 2016 - 1:01pm

Info session: Tuesday, 4/12, 3:30 - 4:20pm in Thomson Hall, room 234. Come by the session to speak with creative writing professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, Friday Harbor alumnus and English major Zack Bivins (winner of this year's Oceans 180 competition), and Friday Harbor marine scientist Megan Dethier.

This fall, live by the sea and enroll in courses that explore the beautiful and varied marine environment at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor campus. Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, ocean, and fisheries courses (12-17 credits) that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting. What better place to read works of sea-faring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you are studying? Writers, artists, scientists, and researchers have long been drawn to the sea – come and experience it for yourself while earning UW credit!

The English courses, Reading and Writing the Marine Environment (ENGL 365, 5 credits-VLPA), and an optional Creative Writing Lab/Workshop (ENGL 493, 1-5 cr) will be taught by Professor Richard Kenney, UW English Department faculty. Students who are interested in taking science courses or who need Natural World (NW) credit may also wish to register for Introduction to Marine Biology, (FISH/BIOL/OCEAN 250, 5cr), which has no required pre-requisites and will be taught by Dr. Colette Feehan, or Biology of Fishes (FHL 305, 5cr) taught by Dr. Adam Summers.

The costs are all-inclusive -- tuition (12 - 18 credits), room and board (three delicious meals a day, including weekends), supplies, etc.  All you will need will be your Washington state ferry fare and pocket money.

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