Raise Your Voice in Fiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Raise Your Voice in Fiction

Spring 2020

Taught By: Katia Lief

Section: A

CRN: 5341

Credits: 3

You love to read, you want to write, you have lot to say and you want to be heard—but how? Finding your voice in fiction is a tricky business without rules or guidelines. In this course, we explore the concept of “voice” in fiction by asking questions: What is voice? Is it having something to say, or how you say it (i.e. literary style), or both? Every week we look under the hood of a published short story with an eye to identifying the elusive element that makes this voice so compelling (or not). We also delve into the work of analyzing each other’s fiction, a workshop process at the heart of this course. Each writer will share her or his own story or excerpt at least twice during the semester. We also address issues of craft—character, plot, point of view, dialogue, etc.—with short exercises. The overall goal of the course is to come away with a sense of your own developing voice as a writer.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

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: 11:31am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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