12:20p-2:15p M (15) 3 cr.
REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM
PREREQUISITE: W103 OR W203.
In this fiction workshop, students will be expected to write about
forty to fifty pages, beginning with single scenes and progressing to
full-length short stories or chapters of a novel. They will read and
comment on each other's work, both in writing and in class discussion,
as well as on a few published stories by recent writers, including
James Baldwin, Ann Beattie, Thomas Glave, Andrea Lee, David Quammen,
Norman Rush, J. D. Salinger, Olive Senior, Stephanie Vaughn, and Joy
Williams. The published stories will be available from a local copy
center and on reserve in the library, where students may make their
own copies. They will also make copies of their own work for
distribution to the entire class. At least two individual conferences
with the instructor will be required.
To apply for permission to enroll, please leave a sample of your
fiction (one story at least ten pages long) in the instructor's
mailbox in Ballantine 442, no later than one week before the day you
expect to register for classes. Please include an address for return
of the manuscript and an email address for notification. When you
receive permission to enroll, contact the Undergraduate Secretary in
BH402 for an on-line authorization.