Advanced Fiction

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.

Reading/Writing assignments:
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.

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Graduate Students.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
By application only. Students must have completed two 200-level CWR courses prior to applying. Application deadline is April 17, 2015. Accepted students will be able to enroll in Tiger Hub between May 18 – 22.

Other information:
Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. Program IV English majors may use two creative writing course at 300 or 400-level as departmentals.



C01 - Jhumpa Lahiri

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
New South Building, Rm. 602

C02 - A.M. Homes

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 a.m.

C03 - Patrick McGrath

Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.
New South Building, Rm. 602