The following workshops require the submission of writing samples by due date, and sent as specified in each case below. A list of students accepted in each of these courses will be posted in registration locations in Olin by 9:00 am on the morning of registration (Monday, September 1st)  as well as on relevant office doors.



LIT 121   FIRST FICTION WORKSHOP                                             PROF. MARY CAPONEGRO

TUES/THURS  3:00 PM – 4:20 PM                                                      LC 206

This course is for students who propose a commitment to writing and have already written stories or worked toward narrative text of any length. Also, reading of selected writers. Group response, analysis, and evaluation. Discussion of general principles.

Registration for this class will be taken in August. Candidates must submit samples of their work with cover letter, via campus mail to Prof. Caponegro by 12:00 noon, Friday, August 22nd.


LIT 123   FIRST POETRY WORKSHOP                                             PROF. ROBERT KELLY

TUES/THURS. 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM                                                 OLIN 101

This workshop is for students who strongly desire to experiment with making their own writing a means of learning, both about literature and poetry, and about the discipline of making works of art. Stress is on growth: in the student's own work, and in the individual’s awareness of what sorts of activities, rhythms, and tellings are possible in poetry, and how poets go about learning from their own work. The central work of the course is the student's own writing, along with the articulation, both private and shared, of response to it. Readings will be undertaken in contemporary and traditional poets, according to the needs of the group, toward the development of familiarity with poetic form, poetic movement, and poetic energy. Attendance at various evening poetry readings and lectures is required.

Registration for this class will be taken in August. Candidates must submit portfolios via campus mail to Prof. Kelly by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 22nd.