W103 1878 STANTON
Introductory Creative Writing

1878 2:30p-3:20p M (144) 3 cr.
Discussion sections:
1879 9:05a-9:55a WF (18)
1880 10:10a-11:00a WF (18)
1881 11:15a-12:05p WF (18)
1882 12:20p-1:10p WF (18)
1883 1:25p-2:15p WF (18)
1884 2:30p-3:20p WF (18)
1885 2:30p-3:20p WF (18)
1886 3:35p-4:25p WF (18)

This course is designed to help students write their own poems and stories, as well as provide insight into the way that literature is created by individual writers working within or against a tradition. The class will meet as a large group on Mondays for lectures about the elements of poetry and fiction, in-class exercises, poetry and fiction readings, and tests. The two weekly section meetings will allow you to work closely with other writers in a small group. Students must make copies of their written work for everyone in their section, and should take this into account when figuring the cost of the course.

Required texts include:
Contemporary American Poetry, 6th Edition, ed. A. Poulin, Jr.
The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, ed. R.V. Cassill and Joyce Carol Oates
Indiana Review, Fall/Winter 1999, Vol 21, No. 2