E 341 • Short Story Workshop
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This course is designed for students who have already taken Creative Writing (325) and have developed a serious interest in writing fiction. Since the class is primarily a workshop, we will discuss student work for the majority of the semester.
You will be responsible for writing 2-3 short stories (10-12 pages in length). Please make enough copies of your stories for everyone in the class. Your work is due the week prior to when it will be discussed.
Aside from your handwritten comments on your classmates' work, you will be responsible for writing a detailed critique (1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced) for every workshop story. These reviews are due on the day the story is discussed. I will collect your written critique at the end of the class and then hand it to the student the following week. Come to class prepared to discuss the assigned reading, whether it is a selected work or a workshop story. Attendance is required.
Classroom participation 20%
Short Fiction by 33 Writers, Mark Winegardner (Editor), Thomson Wadsworth (Publisher)
Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver, Vintage Contemporaries/Random House (Publisher)
The Art of Fiction, John Gardner Vintage Books/Random House (Publisher)