An introduction to writing short fiction and poetry. Lectures will focus on matters of craft, examining published texts with attention to form, genre, writing strategies, techniques, and terminology. Tutorials will follow a workshop format that focuses on the discussion of students’ writing.
Short fiction by authors such as Mona Awad, Eden Robinson, George Saunders, Pasha Malla, Angela Carter, Thomas King, Jamaica Kincaid, Ivan E. Coyote; poetry by authors such as Maergaret Atwood, Sharon Olds, George Elliott Clarke, Seamus Heaney, Ocean Vuong, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Gregory Scofield.First Three Authors/Texts:
(subject to change) Sharon Olds, “Late Speech with My Brother”; A. M. Homes, “A Real Doll”; Seamus Heaney, “Scrabble”Method of Instruction:
Lecture/tutorial.Method of Evaluation:
Workshop submissions (10%), short writing assignments (10%), final portfolio and preface (25%), online and tutorial participation (20%), exam (35%).