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Creative Writing: Travel Writing/Short Fiction

ENGL 010.302
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This class, which mixes story-craft seminars and workshop sessions, will explore literary travel writing and short fiction, giving students the opportunity to write and revise in both genres, as part of a supportive writing community. Craft seminars will combine in-class free writing with an examination and discussion of classic and contemporary readings from both genres. This will give students the tools not just to write their own short fiction and travel pieces, but also to evaluate each other's writing in workshop sessions. Since workshops are meant to be process-oriented, class participation and effective rewriting will figure into the final grade, as well as a portfolio consisting of one travel story and one piece of short fiction.