NWRW

3851

Honors Fiction Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Fiction Workshop

Fall 2019

Taught By: Alexandra Kleeman

Section: A

CRN: 1729

Credits: 3

This is a fiction writing workshop for students who want to focus on craft. Since good writing is entwined with the art of reading closely, we study fiction by great writers such as Grace Paley, Vladimir Nabokov, and Flannery O’Connor. Stories, in one way or another, always reflect the world of the writer, not only through subject matter, but also through matters of style-diction, phrasing, rhythm. We examine how writers use fiction to mirror a particular time and place. In doing so, we pay special attention to aspects of storytelling, such as building tension, constructing character, and creating a voice. To inspire ideas and experiment with different strategies, students write weekly exercises. Working in conversation with master writers, students explore the context and form of their own fiction. This Riggio Writing & Democracy Honors course is open to all undergraduate students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 4:55am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 501

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019