Instructor: Teju Cole
Day & Time: Wednesday 3-5:45pm
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.
The tension between the invented and the observed has compelled many writers to break out of inherited forms. How can we productively blur the line between fiction and non-fiction? What are the possibilities for very short narrative pieces? In this prose writing workshop, our thinking will be helped along by a wide variety of authors that, in one way or the other, make it new. Readings include Lydia Davis, Michael Ondaatje, Anne Carson, and Claudia Rankine.
Supplemental Application Information: Please submit a brief writing sample (3-5 pages of prose: creative nonfiction, journalism, or fiction) and a cover letter describing why you want to take this course in particular. In the cover letter, please mention three books that have positively shaped your sense of literary style.