Introductory Fiction

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.



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