E 355K • Advanced Creative Writing
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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This is a course for advanced students in poetry writing and fiction writing.
There will be three dates on which work is due, and on each the student will turn in either a complete short story or a group of several (five or so) poems. A student will concentrate on either poetry or fiction, though on one of the due dates work in the other genre will be turned in. For example, a poet will do two of the assignments in poetry and on in fiction.
Student work will be examined in class with workshop discussion. There will also be reading from three texts, as well as discussion of some larger ideas in theory of writing, especially how the two genres--fiction and poetry--feed each other.
The prerequisite for this course is English 325 in creative writing and English 341 or written permission of the instructor (to be obtained before registering by seeing the instructor during office hours).
Writing assignments 90%
Attendance and participation 10%
A Fine Excess, editors Gann and Herberty (an anthology of contemporary poetry and fiction)
Jorge Luis Borges, Dreamtigers, (fiction and poetry)
Mark Strand, Weather of Words, (essays on writing)