Writing As Experimental Practice


Winter 2015 quarter

Taught by

fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature

This upper-division cross-genre literary arts program will give students an opportunity to generate new writing, and/or develop existing writing projects; practice craft in community; analyze contemporary literary texts; and develop tools and techniques with which to critique and revise our own works-in-progress. We'll read as writers, studying and learning from the interplay of structure, lineage, genre, ethics, politics, and aesthetics in powerful, effective literature, with a focus on the idea of writing as experiment. Our readings of outside authors will expose us to a wide range of approaches to literary form.

No art form exists in isolation. We'll cultivate our fluency and sharpen our theoretical vision by intersecting with two humanist forums on campus: the Critical & Cultural Theory lecture series, and the Artist’s Lecture Series. Our participation in these series' will increase our understanding of the vital symbiotic interconnections between cultural theory, literature, and the visual arts (of special interest for those who use visual imagery in their creative writing). Come prepared to read anywhere from 100-300 pages a week; write intensively and rigorously; collaborate respectfully; experiment playfully; and think connectively.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

literature and writing

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day and Evening


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.


Date Revision
March 13th, 2014 New opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Winter)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (16 credits): 20159
Jr - Sr (1-16 credits): 20502

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