Students will explore the art of creative writing by investigating various genres of literature and writing; reading closely with an eye on technique, style, and voice; writing creatively in a variety of genres and with various foci; and presenting their own work through peer editing, author’s chair readings, and publishing. Students will keep a writing journal and will submit a portfolio of original compositions at the course's end.
*This course does not count toward the fulfillment of a student’s credit requirement in English.
9781734785319, Kern, ed., 30 Poems to Memorize (Before it’s too Late), Circe Books, 2020
9780393283891, Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises,
2nd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2017
9780321363633, Gioia/Gwynn, ed., The Art of the Short Story, Pearson Longman, 2006 (Optional, but helpful)