Creative Writing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Both Creative Writing classes will include readings from a variety of poetry and prose from different literary movements and chronological periods. We will study the historical and rhetorical contexts of creative fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts, and we will deconstruct them to understand figurative composition techniques. The focus will be on the application and manipulation of creative structures, and the use of authorial license to develop voice and style. Students in both classes will engage in the process of creative workshop, moving from pre-writing, drafting and peer editing to publishing and revision.

In Creative Writing I, students will concentrate on the writing of short-form fiction in individual short stories and poetry.