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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2008

E 341 • Short Story Workshop

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35310 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
CAL 21

Course Description

An intermediate level course in writing short fiction. Students must have successfully completed E 325, Creative Writing. This course is oriented towards literary fiction (by contrast with primarily commercial fiction). This 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.

Grading Policy

Note: Student writing presented in enough copies for everyone in the class.

Three short stories, weighted 25%, 25%, and 30% Participation, 20%

Conscientious attendance and meeting of deadlines. Optional substantial revision at the end of the course.


Robert Shapard and James Thomas, Sudden Fiction International


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