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

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

C02 - Daphne Kalotay

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C03 - Yiyun Li

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C04 - Angela Flournoy

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C05- Daphne Kalotay

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:50 am

C06 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C07 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C08 - AM Homes

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C09 - Angela Flournoy

Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm