Creative Writing

Note: Course details for Summer 2019 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2018 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Creative Writing

CAS EN 202

An exploration of creative writing: fiction, poetry, and possibly creative non-fiction and/or playwriting. Students learn to read like writers (that is, with an eye towards how writers write) and write and revise their own original stories and poems. This class is run as a workshop, so students will share and critique each others' work. Does not give concentration credit. 4 cr.

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Writing Nonfiction: True Stories Well Told

CAS EN 301

Students write nonfiction pieces for critique and learn principles of narrative through readings. Focus is on writing about people, place, events, one's personal history, among other subjects. Individual conferences with the instructor. For writers of all experience levels. 4 cr.

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Writing of Poetry

CAS EN 304

An in-depth exploration of writing poetry. Students learn to read poems closely (that is, with an eye towards learning how a poem is made) and write and revise their own original poetry. This class is run as a workshop, so students will share and critique each others' poems. Note that for this summer offering, CAS EN 304 does NOT require a writing sample or permission of the instructor. 4 cr.

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Writing of Fiction

CAS EN 305

An in-depth exploration of fiction writing. Students learn to read like writers (that is, with an eye towards how writers write) and write and revise their own original stories. This class is run as a workshop, so students will share and critique each others' work. 4 cr.

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