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.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

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.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Interested students complete an application and include a writing sample of 3-4 pages of fiction. No prerequisites. Application deadline is November 22, 2016. This course is not open to Graduate Students.

Other information:
Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. Students may begin the creative writing sequence with either CWR 203 or 204. This course cannot be audited.



C01 - Edmund White

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C02 - A.M. Homes

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C03 - Phil Klay

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C04 - Indraneel Mukherjee

Fridays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C05 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C06 - Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C07 - Boris Fishman

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C08 - Indraneel Mukherjee

Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm