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Fall 2016 Courses
|CRW 355||W||4:30-8:00||258 Marano CC|
CRW 208/80F-This is a beginning workshop in creative nonfiction – the art of telling true stories. No experience is necessary; you need only love stories and believe that “real life” – yours and others’ – is a rich source for writing material. We will read and discuss samples of the form by established writers, practice craft through short exercises, produce essays for workshop, and offer feedback on each other’s work.Our goals are to hone writing skills, develop a critical vocabulary, learn workshop procedures and etiquette, and become familiar with forms of nonfiction.
CRW 355/800-Course Description: This course is designed for motivated students to pursue ways of enhancing their understanding of the writing life through individual and collaborative projects. It is not a course on how to get a job, and is neither a literature course nor a creative writing workshop, although you will read and write extensively and will likely increase your “marketability” as a writer. Students will work on community activities such as planning a reading, hosting a “cash mob” for an independent bookstore, designing digital materials to support a local business, and writing high-quality book reviews. Emphasis will be placed on initiative, collaboration and professionalism. If you care about making the world a better place for readers and writers, Literary Citizenship is for you. PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED