NWRW

3401

Fiction Workshop: Online

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fiction Workshop: Online

Spring 2020

Taught By: Tadzio Koelb

Section: A

CRN: 7050

Credits: 3

This course acquaints students with aspects of fiction-writing technique. Students will examine both published and peer work in order to explore and expand their analytical and diagnostic abilities through discussion and debate of such elements as style, voice, character development, symbolism, application of the plot arc, and other technical issues. Reading assignments will include various published works of short fiction by authors such as Karen Bender, Denis Johnson, and James Baldwin, as well as related critical texts. Regular workshops will allow students to examine their own writing in an atmosphere that is both challenging and supportive, with an emphasis on developing tools for critical self-analysis.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:17pm 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020

Fiction Workshop: Online

Fall 2019

Taught By: Austen Osworth

Section: A

CRN: 7387

Credits: 3

This course offers students the tools to analyze fictional texts from a craft perspective, to write and share their own fictional work, and to gain experience giving and receiving peer feedback in a workshop context. We discuss core technical components of fiction, including character, dialogue, point of view, plot, and voice, often beginning our discussions with the work of writers such as Joy Williams, Kelly Link, Raymond Carver, Danielle Evans, N.K. Adjei-Brenyah, Susan Choi, and Jenny Zhang. These areas of technical expertise prompt structured writing assignments that are shared with the class for feedback, leading up to the creation of a longer project that is revised for the final assignment. The class culminates in a workshop of final pieces, as well as a discussion of the processes that guide a book from manuscript to publication.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:15pm 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019