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What's in a Name? Writing Great Titles

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CourseGraphic We’ve all heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its title? A good title does more than attract readers: it contains the identity of the piece it names. A great title expands that identity.

In this class, we will explore the art of titling. We’ll list our favorite titles, discuss the ways a title can serve a piece, and generate potential titles for our own unnamed works. To name something you have to understand it, so we’ll spend some time considering what our work is really about, looking beyond plot to the ideas and feelings that animate our writing. Hopefully, you’ll come away from this class not only with a title but also with a deeper knowledge of your own art.

All genres are welcome; we’ll be looking at titles of short stories, novels, memoirs, and poems. We may even look to movies, songs, and TV shows for inspiration. This class is intended for writers with a complete piece or with a work in progress that is ready for a name.

June 9th & June 16th, 2023
Fridays, 12:00-2:00pm EST 
On Zoom 

Who should take this class?
Writers with a complete piece or a work in progress that's ready for a name. 


Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Fri

NA - Online

Lee Hittner-Cunningham 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/9/2023 - 6/16/2023 Weekly - Fri 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM N/A - Online Lee Hittner-Cunningham