Creative Writing: Short Fiction & Poetry
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Calling ALL writers! Creative Writing: Short Fiction & Poetry is a course designed for the beginner and advanced creative writer. This course will examine short fiction and poetry from a multi-cultural and socially diverse body of work, from a range of genres. We will begin with Short Fiction the first three weeks, move into Poetry the next three weeks, then focus on individual student writing for the remainder of the quarter. Short Fiction includes Flash and Micro Fiction (super concise stories of no more than 1000 words). Poetry includes collaborate and hybrid forms (working with another writer/artist and integrating visuals). Reading established writers will provide the scaffolding for our own creative works. This is a writing intensive course with writing prompts and assignments, peer workshops (mandatory), practicing editing and revising, and presentation of completed work. Advanced writing students already working on a project are welcome to integrate their work-in-progress into the course assignments. We will seminar weekly around the readings and student-generated questions about the writing process. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of creative writing, be able to identify and summarize their writing process, and have one (or more) fully engaged, ready to send out to the world (if that is the intention) piece. Our class will host an open mic night to showcase final work, as well as invite the community to share.
Registration Note: NPP students use CRN 10269, all other students use CRN 10270
Credits per quarter
- Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Located in: Native Pathways - Olympia