E 341 • Short Story Workshop
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
An intermediate level course in writing short fiction. Students must have successfully completed E 325, Fiction, or equivalent elsewhere. This course is oriented towards literary fiction (by contrast with primarily commercial fiction). This is to say, no sci-fi, adventure, swords-and-sorcery, spy, gothic, detective, romance, or youth market fiction: all of those genres represent areas of specialization not my own. All literary styles, realist and non-realist, are welcome.
Most of the course will be workshop: group discussion of student work. Each student will commit to 3 dates on which s/he will submit a new story in enough copies for everybody in the class to have one.
Readings from Sudden Fiction International, ed. Robert Shapard & Jas. Thomas (W. W. Norton), or a similar collection