ENG289H1S - L0101

Introduction to Creative Writing


Monday 12 pm - 2 pm (in-person), Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm (online)

Instructor Information

I. Williams

E-mail: ian.williams@utoronto.ca

Course Description

An introduction to four major genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. Students explore key principles by analyzing model texts by established authors and producing four portfolios of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and scripts.

Required Readings

  • Classmates' writing
  • Selections of published writing

First Three Authors/Texts

Selections of creative nonfiction

Methods of Evaluation

  • Creative nonfiction portfolio (20%)
  • Poetry portfolio (20%)
  • Fiction portfolio (20%)
  • Drama portfolio (10%)
  • Online exercises (30%)