E 341 • Short Story Workshop
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
An intermediate level course in writing short fiction. Students must have successfully completed E 325, Creative Writing. This course is oriented toward literary fiction (by contrast with primarily commercial fiction). That is to say, no sci-fi, adventure, dungeons-and-dragons, 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 multiple copies.
Note: Student writing presented in enough copies for everyone in the class.
Three short stories, weighted 25%, 25%, and 30%
Conscientious attendance and meeting of deadlines.
Optional substantial revision at the end of the course.
Robert Shapard and James Thomas, Sudden Fiction International