Creative Writing Courses

All Creative Writing courses require an application. You may only apply to one course per semester.

Graphic Design

VIS 214 / ARC 214 / CWR 214 · Fall 2017

U01 - Francesca Grassi · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and 7:30- 9:40 pm

Instructors: Francesca Grassi

This studio course will introduce students to the essential aspects and skills of graphic design, and will analyze and discuss the increasingly vital role that non-verbal, graphic information plays in all areas of professional life, from fine art and book design to social networking and the Internet.

Graphic Design: Typography

VIS 215 / CWR 215 · Fall 2017

U01 - David Reinfurt · Mondays 1:30 - 4:20 pm and 7:30 - 9:40 pm

Instructors: David Reinfurt

This studio course introduces students to graphic design with a particular emphasis on typography. Students learn typographic history through lectures that highlight major shifts in print technologies and through their engagement in studio design projects.

Creative Non-Fiction

JRN 240 / CWR 240 · Fall 2017

S01 · Mondays, 1:30-4:20 pm

Instructors: Suki Kim

This seminar will focus on journalism as an art form, especially as it regards social issues. We will explore the tradition of literary, narrative non-fiction with essays by Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Katherine Boo, and others.

Advanced Poetry

CWR 301 · Fall 2017

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Paul Muldoon · Monica Youn

Advanced practice in the original composition of poetry for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings.

Translation Workshop: To and From Italian

CWR 307 / ITA 301 / TRA 308 · Fall 2017

C01 - Jhumpa Lahiri / Sara Teardo · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Jhumpa Lahiri · Sara Teardo

In this workshop we will divide our time between translating excerpts of Italian fiction to English and vice-versa in order to better understand the beauty, breadth, points of connection and challenges of both languages.

Autobiographical Storytelling

THR 340 / CWR 340 / AAS 343 / HUM 340 · Fall 2017

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Brian Herrera

This workshop course rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling.

Special Topics in Creative Writing: Writing Autobiography

CWR 345 · Fall 2017

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Meghan O'Rourke

Students will explore their own lives through various devices and discover that the truth is never elemental but can be released through literary strategies. During the semester each student will write either one long autobiographical piece or three shorter ones.

Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2017

C01 - A.M. Homes · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: A.M. Homes

Students in this advanced screenwriting course will work both independently and in small groups to learn how to develop, pitch, outline, and draft an original television show.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2017

C01 - Christina Lazaridi · Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

This course will introduce students to screenwriting adaptation techniques, focusing primarily on the challenges of adapting “true stories” pulled from various non-fiction sources.

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