ENGL-324-01 Intro to Creative Writing
Fall for 2008-2009
This course will introduce you to genres of creative writing by studying and practicing four modes: fiction, dialogue, poetry, and personal prose. We will explore and discuss great models of each of these forms; we'll hear craft lectures from the great writers in our Department and elsewhere who produce them; we will write critical prose on selected works; and then we'll try our hand at composing poems, stories, personal essays, and dialogue (for radio). Among the authors studied: D.H. Lawrence, Michael Ondaatje, and Anna Deavere Smith. You should already have experience in studying and writing in one of these genres, and be prepared for intensive research in how each form of writing happens, how it renders human experience, voice, plot, and vision. Be prepared both to experiment with literary forms and to share your work with others.
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