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.
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.