CRW 355F l Advanced Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Harvey, J (Carey, E)
Unique #: 34430
Semester: Fall 2016
Restrictions: CRW Certificate students
Computer Instruction: No
Prerequisites: CRW 340F (or E 341).
Description: We will discuss, criticize, and write short fiction. Students will read each other’s work with rigor and generosity. Students will write three original stories for class.
Class Policies: Stories will be submitted via e-mail to your fellow students the morning your story is due. Make sure your work is double-spaced and page-numbered.
Stories should be at least 8 pages and no longer than 25. No novel excerpts, please. All work must be original—both your own work, and written for this class. Please do not recycle work written for other courses.
Please do not write stories with characters invented by other authors. And, of course, do not submit work written by other people, even substantially rewritten. For the purposes of this class, I also ask that you do not allow other people to edit your work. For additional information on Academic Integrity, see http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/acadint.php.
A workshop class is a community, if you do not show up to discuss your colleagues work, there’s no reason for them to read yours with any attention. Much of what you will learn about fiction will be from each other—you will see how actual readers interpret and respond to your work. If you miss the day of your own workshop you may receive an F for the assignment.
You may miss two classes without it affecting the final grade in your class. You will fail the class after four absences. Perfect attendance will improve your grade. Please let me know ahead of time if you know you will miss a class for any reason.
Please be on time to class. More than four late arrivals will affect your final grade.
Laptops are not allowed to be open and on during class. Please bring in hard copies of all notes you may need to consult.
All work must be original—that is both your own work, and written for this class. Please do not recycle work written for other courses. Do not submit work written by other people, even substantially rewritten. That includes characters and scenarios: please, no fan fiction or alternate versions of other people’s published work. If you have any questions, please talk to me. For additional information on Academic Integrity, see http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/acadint.php.
FOR WORKSHOP: you are required to read the other students’ work and to type at least two paragraphs of respectful critical response. Please bring in two copies of your critiques, one for the author, and one for me in hard copy. If I don’t have a hard copy of your student critiques, they will be marked as missing. You are responsible for critiques even if you are absent for the workshop.
GRADING: Your final grade will be based on both your written work in the class, and also your participation. You will receive letter grades on written assignments.
EXTRA CREDIT: You may earn extra credit by attending readings by authors on campus or at local bookstores and writing a one-page response. If you are unsure of whether a writer qualifies or not, please ask me.
The breakdown of grading follows: FIRST STORY, 20%; SECOND STORY: 20%; THIRD STORY: 20%; REVISION: 10%; WRITTEN COMMENTS ON OTHER STUDENTS’ WORK: 15%; CLASS PARTICIPATION: 15%.