Advanced practice in the original composition of fiction for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings. The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers perspective on the place of literature among the liberal arts. Criticism by practicing writers and talented peers encourages the student’s growth as both creator and reader of literature.
Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list
One manuscript per week submitted. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of the workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings and exercises. 50-100 pages of reading per week.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Admission by application only and must have completed two 200-level fiction courses. Application deadline is November 22, 2016. This course is not open to Graduate Students.
Program IV English majors may use 2 creative courses at 300 or 400-level as departmentals. Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. This course cannot be audited.