Monday, January 23, 2012

Advanced Creative Writing

2012 Spring Term Full Session
LA424/Lecture/01 - Advanced Creative Writing Workshop | Credits 3.00
In the Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, students will create written works in one genre-nonfiction, fiction, or poetry- but have the option of exploring all three including cross-disciplinary forms. Writers will hone their writing through a deeper understanding and use of traditional and experimental poetic, narrative, and essayistic forms, and be encouraged to undertake long-form works and artistic risks. Students will also examine the contemporary literature landscape with an eye toward publishing.

Instructors Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis
Contact information:
Duration 1/17/2012 - 5/11/2012
Schedule M 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM; Columbus College of, Kinney Hall, Room 207
Prerequisites ( LA190 / Lecture or LA190 / e-Learning ) and ( LA422 / Lecture or LA490A / Lecture or LA490B / Lecture )
Corequisites N/A
Credit Types Audit Credit HECC Credit NonCredit Transfer Credit
Required Texts:
Rhyme's Reason, John Hollander

Making Shapely Fiction, Jerome Stern

Additional suggested texts: (Not required, but useful now and later.)
Creating Poetry
Poetry Dictionary, both by John Drury

Extreme Fiction ed. by Michael Martone

M January 23
In-class write-up involving your projects, personal goals, genres of interest.
Read the following poem and discuss what narrative techniques it employs, how it is or is not a "poem" and how it would differ if the poet chose to tell the same story in prose form. Consider the decisions made within any genre and within that genre, all of the other choices (voice, point-of-view, form, typographical layout). How do these influence the way a piece is being read?
Sonnets Uncorseted, Maxine Kumin

Homework: Read the following essay and be prepared to discuss the concept of the literary tourist. Also, for a scene or poem, designate a character or an event to in some way, display "literary tourism." Bring in one copy ready to discuss how you went about this.

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