NWRW

3851

Honors Fiction Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Fiction Workshop

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sharon M Mesmer

Section: A

CRN: 1806

Credits: 3

This is a fiction writing workshop for students who want to 1.) focus on crafting believable characters and 2.) create a structure in which these characters work out some essential conflict. Since good writing is entwined with reading, we’ll look at and discuss fiction by Richard Wright, Sandra Cisneros, Dennis Lahane, Jimin Han and Anzia Yezierska (as well as handouts by Lillian Rubin and Michael Duneier) and put their techniques to use in exercises and assignments. We’ll study how these writers use fiction to shine a light on issues of class, race and gender, and, in doing so, learn important aspects of storytelling: trajectory, intention, point-of-view, perspective and images. The individual assignments can be woven together to craft a longer piece. Inspired by master writers, we will explore the context and form of your own ideas. 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: 11:37pm 9/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018