In this course, students will read contemporary fiction writers such as Nunez, Hempel, Shepard, and Moody, among others. Students will be introduced to the craft of writing through discussions on plot, character, dialogue and voice. Students will also be encouraged to explore different kind of fictional writing from flash to ‘pseudo-memoir’ to the short story. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to workshopping the works of peers. Each student will be expected to turn in biweekly short assignments (1-2 pages) as well as two creative pieces for workshop (8-12 pages).