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Are you interested in writing short stories, poems, memoirs, and novels? Have you been wanting to experiment with a new form? Sign up for INTRO!
INTRO is a FREE non-credit creative writing workshop taught by graduate students in the School of the Arts. These introductory peer workshops are the perfect no-pressure way to try something new and receive feedback from your fellow students.
INTRO classes meet once a week for 2 hours and will begin Monday, October 5th in Dodge Hall. The Course Schedule is attached, and course descriptions can be found below.
Mondays, October 5th-October 26th
6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Dodge 413
Instructor: Carla Blumenkranz
This class is focused on practicing writing within time limits. We'll jump start our writing with quick readings, prompts, and exercises and respond to each others' work by the end of each two-hour class. All genres welcome.
Fundamentals of Crafting a Short Story
Wednesdays, October 7th-October 29th
6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Dodge 413
Instructor: Karolina Waclawiak
We will look at the most important elements of storytelling - character, setting, dialogue, tension, POV. We will look at how certain authors have chosen to artfully solve the problem of creating fresh approaches to fiction. We will also look at how authors have created flawed characters battling the human condition and how they function within the narrative. We will be doing in class writing assignments based on the following authors' work:
Lydia Davis, Christine Schutt, A.M. Homes, George Saunders, Denis Johnson, Patricia Volk, Tim O'Brien, Junot Diaz, Sam Lipsyte, Joyce Carol Oates, Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever and others.
We will also be reading and critiquing students' work. There will be an opportunity to have 2-3 pieces submitted by each student for critique.