The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers a 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.

Reading/Writing assignments:
One manuscript every other week. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings or exercises. 30-70 pages per week.

Other information:
Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. Students may begin the Creating Writing sequence with either CWR 203 or 204.

Application required.

Faculty

Sections

C01 - Joyce Carol Oates

Mondays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

C03 - Edmund White

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C04 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C05 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C06 - Phil Klay

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 am

C07 - Jhumpa Lahiri

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

C08 - Fiona Maazel

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C09 - Edmund White

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C10 - Julie Orringer

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

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