Benjamin Allocco

Adjunct Instructor


331 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Spring 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 - 6:30
or by appointment

Classes taught


CRW 206/800 MW 4:40-6:05 208 Marano CC
CRW 208/810 MW 3:00-4:25 208 Marano CC

CRW 206/800 FICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTORY-This is a beginning workshop in fiction. Students will study the writing of established authors, develop a critical vocabulary, complete a number of writing exercises, and write at least one full-length short story. In the workshop, students will share their work with the entire class and provide constructive feedback on the work of their peers. Our main goals are to deepen our understanding of the craft of fiction, put that deepened understanding into practice, and make use of the workshop to hone our writing skills.

CRW 208 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTION- CRW 208 is an introductory workshop in nonfiction. Students will read and discuss the work of established writers and will become familiar with creative writing skills such as crafting scenes, using dialogue effectively, and building strong characters and themes.  They will complete short exercises and write a full-length essay.  Students will improve their writing skills, share constructive criticism in a workshop setting, begin to build a critical vocabulary and become familiar with the genre of nonfiction.