|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
Schwartz Center 142
An introduction to the writing and critical reading of reality-based short fiction for students beginning to write in this genre. Where stories come from—recognizing and developing material—will be emphasized, as well as a thorough grounding in the elements of a fiction writer’s craft, from scene writing and dialogue to the building of authentic worlds and characters. Students will write a series of short pieces showing particular elements of short fiction as preparation for writing, and revising, a story draft. This course will prepare students for intermediate-level workshops in fiction.
Students should budget for photocopying.
This is a permission course. Applications are due 5 p.m., March 15. The Creative Writing Program will accept late applications through the end of add-drop in the fall. Applications are available at the office in N209 Callaway.
The list of accepted students is posted at http://www.creativewriting.emory.edu/students/acceptedstudentslist.html
If you have been accepted into a Creative Writing course, please e-mail Paula Vitaris at firstname.lastname@example.org for a permission number.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- No textbooks.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Assessment||Students will be assessed on their writing skills, critical reading skills, and ability to create a coherent narrative. Class participating, including careful critique of the work of fellow students, will constitute one-third of the grade. Writing assignments during the semester will count as one-third of the grade. One-third of the grade will come from the final writing assignment due in lieu of a final exam.|
|Extracurricular Activities||Students are required to attend on-campus readings and colloquia sponsored by the Creative Writing Program outside of class time and are encouraged to attend any other activities sponsored by the Program.|
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.