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

Fall 2005

E 341 • Short Story Workshop

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33270 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 302

Course Description

An intermediate level course in writing short fiction. Students must have successfully completed E 325, Fiction, or its 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.

Grading Policy

Three short stories. Regular attendance, preparation, and participation.


To address issues about fiction, we will do some reading from Sudden Fiction International, ed. Robert Shapard & Jas. Thomas (W. W. Norton), or a similar collection.


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