Lion's Roar: Writing for Publication

This course provides in-depth instruction, support, and practice in writing about contemporary Buddhist topics for the online journal The Lion's Roar. Students engage in the complete arc of writing for publication, from developing ideas for stories, to researching, interviewing, drafting, providing and receiving feedback, and finally revising and submitting their work for publication. The dual focus of the course is the practice and process of writing in a real-world context as well as the representation of Buddhism in the contemporary popular culture platform of an online journal. Students develop a deeper understanding of their own writing process and authorial voice. They also deepen their insight into ways to present Buddhism to a mainstream audience.
Course Number: COL360
Units: 3.0