English CFMR. Introductory Fiction Workshop: Finding and Shaping the Story

Instructor: Claire Messud
Day & Time: TBD
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.

An introductory fiction workshop, in which students will explore elements of craft such as character, point of view, setting, detail, style, etc. The first weeks will be devoted to fiction readings (including Gustave Flaubert, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Yiyun Li, Richard Flanagan, NoViolet Bulawayo, among others) and creative exercises; most of the semester will be spent workshopping student fiction. The final project involves significant revision of a story.