Introductory Creative Writing

W103 — Spring 2020

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey
Days and Times
3:35-4:25 W; multiple discussion sections MF
Course Description

W103 is an introductory course in creative writing. Students will take an apprenticeship approach to the art and craft of poetry and fiction by examining as novice writers the work of professional writers from diverse traditions and approaches, and by composing original work through exercises and formal assignments. Students meet for lecture on Mondays where the various elements of craft will be explored through assigned readings and exercises, and again on Wednesdays and Fridays in small groups for close reading of assigned texts as well as discussion of original work. Course work includes extensive reading and writing as well as two exams.