Advanced Fiction Workshop|
This course in short or shortish fiction is for people who have already had an introduction to fictional technique and, preferably, an additional course in creative writing. Students will generate and engage in their own writing projects. Readings will be tailored somewhat to the interests of the class.
This is a writing-intensive course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Students must provide copies of their own stories to their classmates at least a week in advance of the discussion of them. There will be a variety of texts by published authors of fiction as well.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short exercises, three short stories including one revision, two short craft papers, weekly written critique of student work; portfolio of all written work at the end of the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Heavy workshop component; students will make copies of their own work and distribute them to the class at least a week in advance of its being discussed.
Students are also required to attend 3 events per semester with visiting writers (these are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons and evenings; Q & A sessions at 4:15 and readings at 8:00 pm). Enrolled students must adjust their schedules accordingly. To apply to this course, please submit 5 double-spaced pages of prose (preferably fiction). Please also submit a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in fiction writing, or other creative writing background. If you are applying to more than one upper-level creative writing course, you must indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is 5 pm on November 4th. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically if you have been admitted (or not) to the course. Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to the instructor by Thursday January 19th, at 4 p.m., in case there are any last-minute openings. Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations.
|Instructor(s): Unferth,Deb Olin Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK403; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Web Resources: WesFiles Folders, WesFiles Folders, Syllabus |