Instructor: Laura van den Berg
Day & Time: Wednesday 12-2:45pm
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.
This course will focus on the art of writing fiction. The initial weeks will focus on reading and craft discussion— exploring craft subjects such as structure, time, point-of-view, and landscape—and generating new work through experiments in craft and imagination. Later in the term, your own fiction will serve as the primary text as the focus shifts to workshop critique and, finally, to revision. The syllabus is likely to include work from Helen Oyeyemi, Claire Vaye Watkins, Nam Le, Julio Cortázar, Italo Calvino, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and Alexander Chee—among others.
Supplemental Application Information: Please submit 3-5 pages of prose (fiction or nonfiction) and a cover letter. In the cover letter, please describe why you want to study creative writing at this time in your life. Otherwise you are welcome to share whatever information about yourself and your interests that you feel is relevant.