INTRODUCTION TO THE WRITTEN ARTS

Writing is a single art with many voices.  This course is an integrated approach to the Written Arts.  It offers a workshop context for students who want to do serious work in creative writing, and provides a challenging introduction into the strategies, resources and manners of four of the main voices of writing.  Over the course of the year, students work in Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, and Creative Non-fiction, spending half a semester in each, in an intensive workshop and reading context, guided by professional writers.  A student registers for the course by picking one of the two groups (A or B) that best fits the student’s schedule, and is then assigned to one of the four disciplines.  Students will be asked to rank the four areas in terms of personal interests, in order to best match their interests to the genre sequence. 

 

GROUP A:

Course

LIT 100 A  Introduction to the Written Arts: Poetry

Professor

Michael Ives

CRN

90502

 

Schedule

Mon Wed   3:00 – 4:20 pm     HEG 300

Distribution

OLD: F

NEW: Practicing Art

 

Course

LIT 100 B  Introduction to the Written Arts: Non-Fiction Prose

Professor

Susan Rogers

CRN

90505

 

Schedule

Mon Wed   3:00 – 4:20 pm  OLIN 306

Distribution

OLD: F

OLD: Practicing Arts

 

 

GROUP B:

Course

LIT 100 C  Introduction to the Written Arts: Playwriting

Professor

Chiori Miyagawa

CRN

90504

 

Schedule

 Wed Fri     1:30 – 2:50 pm     FISHER PAC

Distribution

OLD: F

OLD: Practicing Arts

 

Course

LIT 100 D  Introduction to the Written Arts: Fiction

Professor

Edie Meidav

CRN

90503

 

Schedule

Wed Fri      1:30 – 2:50 pm     OLIN 107

Distribution

OLD: F

OLD: Practicing Arts

 

 

Course

LIT 221   Writers Workshop:Prose Fiction

Professor

Peter Sourian

CRN

90055

 

Schedule

Tu               10:15 - 12:35 pm  ASP 302

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

Practice in imaginative writing. Students will present their own work for group response, analysis, and evaluation. Also reading of selected writers. Permission of the instructor is required.

(Registration for this class was taken in May.)

 

Course

LIT 222   Writers Workshop: Poetry

Professor

Robert Kelly

CRN

90442

 

Schedule

Wed Fri  3:00 – 4:20 pm  OLIN 301

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

Students present their own work to the group for analysis and response. Readings in contemporary poets and the problematics of poetics. Attention will be paid to oral presentation of the poem.

(Registration for this class was taken in May.)

 

Course

LIT  324  Advanced Fiction Workshop

Professor

Mary Caponegro

CRN

90412

 

Schedule

 Th              1:30 – 4:30 pm    OLIN 107

Distribution

OLD: B

NEW: Practicing Art

A workshop on the composition of short stories, for experienced writers. Students will also read short fiction by established writers, and devote significant time to the composition and revision of their own stories. (Registration for this class was taken in May.)