CULTURE JOCK June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Writing about culture is about more than loving culture. It is about framing culture so that readers understand it, so they can take part in it. Culture writing is a doorway to the arts, and we as writers want to get people through that door. In this class students will look at how to write about culture for blogs, newspapers, magazines, and books. The instructor, Alex V. Cook is a frequent contributor to 225, Country Roads, OffBeat, the Oxford American and others, and his second book Louisiana Saturday NIght: Looking For a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky Tonks, and Dancehalls. Cook will guide you through the thought processes behind writing, the business machinations toward getting published, and the personal engagement one can have with culture through through writing about. No materials necessary, access to a computer preferable, not required in class.$80.