Fiction Workshop: Online

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fiction Workshop: Online

Summer 2021

Taught By: Austen Osworth

Section: A

CRN: 2787

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 Steven Millhauser, N.K. Jemisin, Carmen Maria Machado, Ted Chiang and Jamaica Kincaid. 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: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: June 11, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 23, 2021 (Friday)

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: 4:56am 9/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/7/2021 - 8/6/2021