CRN

12443

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 121

Title

First Fiction Workshop

Professor

Robert Kelly

Schedule

Mon Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm OLIN 101

This course is for students who propose a commitment to writing and have already written stories or worked toward narrative text of any length. It is designed to develop skills as well as to encourage new ways of telling, teaching how to transform language into experience, how to compose paragraphs using both narrative logic and musical measure, how to edit one's work, and how to read manuscripts of others with sympathy and critical alertness. Some reading and analysis of rhetorical strategies of several contemporary writers. Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration with optional cover letter via campus mail to Prof. Kelly by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 28th.

CRN

12307

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 123

Title

First Poetry Workshop

Professor

Robert Kelly

Schedule

Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 309

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. Admission will be by portfolio; candidates must submit samples of their work before registration with optional cover letter to Prof. Kelly via campus mail by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 28th.

CRN

12278

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 221

Title

Writers' Workshop: Prose Fiction

Professor

Peter Sourian

Schedule

Tu 10:30 am - 12:50 pm ASP 302

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. Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, via campus mail to Prof. Sourian by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 28th.

CRN

12499

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 322

Title

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Professor

John Ashbery

Schedule

Fr 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm OLIN 101

Students present their own work to the group for analysis and response. Suggested readings in contemporary poets. Optional writing assignments are given for those poets who may find this useful. The course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Samples Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration with optional cover letter, via campus mail to Prof. Ashbery c/o Prof. Sourian by noon, Tuesday, November 28th.

CRN

12439

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 324

Title

Advanced Fiction Workshop

Professor

Mary Caponegro

Schedule

Th 3:00 pm - 5:20 pm OLIN 308

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. Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration with optional cover letter via campus mail to Prof. Caponegro c/o Prof. Sourian, by 12:00 noon Tuesday, November 28th. Registration will be taken by Peter Sourian.

CRN

12501

Distribution

B/F

Course No.

LIT 421

Title

Fiction Writers' Seminar

Professor

Richard Ford

Schedule

Mon Wed Th 4:00 pm - 6:20 pm LC 118

April 9, 2001 - April 23, 2001 only

3 credits This course, offered by the distinguished American writer, will meet nine times 4:00 to 6:20pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with office hours on Friday over a three week period only, from Monday April 9 to Friday April 23, with one additional general lecture open to the public. Accordingly, the course will be for 3, not the usual 4, academic credits. There will also be a required organizational meeting before supper on Sunday April 8 TBA. Open to moderated upper college literature students only, or to double majors who have moderated in Creative Writing. Some preference may also be given to seniors engaged in writing fiction for their senior projects, in whose case only 2 credits will be granted, since the writing done for the course will presumably simultaneously be earning the normal 401-402 credit. Work for this course must be new work, though some flexibility is inevitable in the case of students simultaneously engaged in senior project. Samples of writing and a brief cover letter must be submitted to Richard Ford c/o Professor Peter Sourian via campus mail by noon on Tuesday, November 28th. Enrollment limited to 10. Registration will be taken by Prof. Sourian.