ESP Biography



ALEXANDER CRONIS, ESP Teacher




Major: Creative Writing, Philosophy

College/Employer: Boston College

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Alex travels a lot, writes a decent amount and occasionally makes swords at MassArt.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Intro to Creative Writing in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
This course will cover how to write in all genres (graphic novels/long fiction/short fiction/screenwriting/poetry/etc.). For the first few weeks we'll talk about craft and different techniques for how to write. Then we'll switch over to a workshop - students will share their work with other students and we'll discuss ways to improve their writing together.


Introduction to Creative Writing in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
We're going to be working with a style of writing which doesn't use an outline and applying it to most mediums of creative writing (graphic novels, short stories, novels, etc). We'll talk about great artists who use/used this process (Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, the creative team behind the Katamari games and others) listen to music, do some free writing and generally talk about how to write.


Writing/Wandering in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
We're going to be working with a style of writing which doesn't use an outline for most styles of creative writing (graphic novels, short stories, novels, etc). We'll talk about great artists who use/used this process (Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, the creative team behind the Katamari games and others) listen to music, read poems, do some free writing and generally talk about how to write.


Writing/Wandering in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
We're going to be working with a style of writing which doesn't use an outline. We'll talk about great artists who use/used this process (Faulkner, Ken Burns, the creative team behind the Katamari games and others) listen to music, read some poems, do some free writing and discuss how this process works with regard to most forms of fiction (graphic novels, short stories, novels, etc.).


Writing/Wandering in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
An exploration an unstructured and outlineless style of writing. This will mostly be aimed at fiction writing, but I will briefly touch upon essay writing as well. We'll be doing some free writing, listening to music, listening to poems, and discussing various ways to strengthen writing.