Exploring Creative Writing

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Exploring Creative Writing

Fall 2021

Taught By: Alice Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 4120

Credits: 3

This introductory short course is for people who want to explore and develop their creative writing skills and gain confidence at all stages of the writing process. We will explore fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, addressing issues of craft, form, style and audience in all three genres. Because all art is fed by other art, the class will look to models for inspiration and instruction— works by writers employing a range of approaches, from classic to more experimental, cross-genre forms—including Joan Didion, Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson, Amy Tan, Lydia Davis, Russel Edson, Danez Smith, Suzanne Buffam, and visual/verbal artist Sophie Calle. Class discussion of students' work will be supplemented by in-class writing exercises, and the instructor will respond to all submitted work with written comments. Students should bring writing materials (old-fashioned pen or pencil and a full-size notepad, please!) to the first class meeting, and come ready to write.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:06pm 6/13/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021