Romayne Dorsey

9123 12:20p-1:10p M (105 students) 3 cr., A&H.

9124 9:05a-9:55a WF (15 students)
9125 10:10a-11:00a WF (15 students)
17562 10:10a-11:00a WF (15 students)
9126 11:15a-12:05p WF (15 students)
14451 11:15a-12:05p WF (15 students)
9127 12:20p-1:10p WF (15 students)
14452 12:20p-1:10p WF (15 students)

W103 is an introductory course in creative writing. Students 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.

Course texts: The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry and The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop.