Creative Writing Courses

Recent Undergraduate Courses  

ENGL 2513: Introduction to Creative Writing
Instructors: Various. Literary composition with emphasis on technique and style through readings and writings in fiction and poetry.

ENGL 4630: Advanced Fiction Writing
An exploration of the craft of the short story in a workshop setting featuring extensive reading.

ENGL 4640: Advanced Poetry Writing
Workshops focusing on continued developmentof the required skills of poetry writing, in which student work receives intense scrutiny.

Recent Graduate Courses

ENGL 5723: Craft and Forms of Poetry
A course focused on the interaction of traditional formal elements with free verse form in contemporary poetry, through analysis, readings, and practice.

ENGL 5730: Seminar in Fiction Writing 
A workshop focused on writing fiction at the professional level.

ENGL 5740: Seminar in Poetry Writing 
A graduate poetry workshop with readings in contemporary poetry.

ENGL 5763: Craft and Forms of Fiction - POV: Narrative Point of View in Fiction
A course focused on aspects of narrative point of view and psychic distance as they pertain to the craft of writing fiction.

ENGL 6130: Studies in Fiction Writing
A craft-oriented workshop with outside readings.

ENGL 6140: Studies in Poetry Writing
A poetry workshop with readings in contemporary poetry and essays about poetry by poets.

ENGL 6169: Studies in Creative Nonfiction (Creative Criticism)
A roughly two-part course, students will study a mostly hidden, but recently emerging, trend of creative nonfiction -- writers' own writing on literature -- and make their own attempt at a "criticism" that remains personal, vibrant, passionate, and engaging.  The pieces that result from these individual investigations will then become the basis for a workshop-style course.