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Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction and Essay

ENGL 3014.301
M 5:15-8:15pm

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This workshop-style class is an introduction to the pleasures of writing prose, both fiction and nonfiction. Students will read essays and short stories from a wide variety of genres, forms, and traditions, and respond with their own essays and short stories. They will also learn how to generate brand-new material, discuss fiction and nonfiction texts in a critical way, and access the fount of creativity within themselves. We will talk about the craft of writing, and will perform periodic in-class exercises. No prior creative writing experience is necessary, but students must be willing to participate, revise their work, take risks, and be generous with themselves and others.

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
  • Creative Writing Workshop Course Minor (AECW)
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