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Fiction Workshop

ENGL 112.301
instructor(s):
F 2-4

Each student will complete two short stories (approximately 10-15
pages) plus one revision.  These stories will be scheduled for
class discussion and each writer is responsible for distributing
his or her own story to the rest of the class during our meeting
the week prior to his or her presentation.  In addition, there will
be regular writing assignments designed to illuminate the major
technical concerns of fiction writers.  We will cover topics such
as Point of View, Voice, and Narrative Distance as well as issues
of structure and style.  Readings will include classic and
contemporary short stories, but the most important reading
assignments will be the work submitted by your fellow students.  In
this workshop the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of your critism
is as crucial as the written work you produce. A writing sample is
required for admission to this course.  Please submit a typed or
computer-printed work of fiction of at least 2000 words by April 5.
(NOTE: Students who wish to concentrate in Creative Writing within
the English major should contact Greg Djanikian
[djanikia@mail.sas]).