W301 1902 NIXON
Writing Fiction

12:20p-2:15p M (15) 3 cr.

REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM BH402.

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.