English | Writing Fiction
W301 | 1889 | Johnson
2:30p-3:45p TR (15) 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: W103 OR W203 (OR EQUIVALENT). ABOVE SECTION
REQUIRES PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION
FROM BH 442.
To apply for this class please turn 10-15 pages of fiction and a
brief letter telling me about yourself. Please indicate who your AI
was in W103 or W203, and tell me a little about the books you’ve
read, writers you’re interested in, and reasons for taking this
class. Submit your manuscript (to my mailbox in Ballantine Hall
442) as soon as possible, because space will be filled as people
apply—if you have a late registration date, apply at the beginning
of the period to reserve space.
A list of those admitted will be posted on my door (BH 531) and
copies will be given to Bev Hankins, the creative writing secretary,
and the undergraduate secretary, June Hacker. As soon as you are
admitted, contact either the creative writing secretary or the
undergraduate secretary for on-line authorization. You must have an
authorization before registering for this course.
We will spend the semester learning the craft of the short story
form. Students will write two original short pieces that will be
read and discussed by the class, and will also be required to give
in-depth, well-reasoned, constructive criticism. Students will also
be required to read The Best American Short Stories, 2001