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.

Application required


Section C06 taught by Mark Doten will focus on Queer Form:

This workshop combines fiction writing and weekly discussion of student work with a craft-based study focusing on LGBTQ literature. We will read works by writers including Carmen Maria Machado, John Keene, David Wojnarowicz, Eileen Myles, and Charlie Jane Anders, examining how they make use of voice, setting, character, plot, and point of view—and how they “queer” conventional approaches to the story and novel, creating forms that can serve as toolkits, provocations, models, and grist for your own fictions.



C01 - Aleksandar Hemon

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:20 PM

C02 - Aleksandar Hemon

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:50 AM

C03 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C04 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C05 - A.M. Homes

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20 PM

C06 - Mark Doten

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:20 PM

C07 - Yiyun Li

Thursdays, 9:00-10:50 AM

C08 - Yiyun Li

Fridays, 9:00-10:50 AM

C09 - Daphne Kalotay

Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 PM