Section 3: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00-11:50 AM
Section 5: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00-2:50 PM
Professor: Beth Dalton
This class provides an introduction to the craft of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Writers must read, so in order to learn the “how” of writing literature, we will look at the ways in which experienced writers build their poems and narratives. Drawing from these examples, in addition to information from texts on craft, students will draft fresh, original work. Then, with instructor and peer feedback, they will learn the value and rewards of revision. By semester’s end, students will begin to understand the demands and pleasures of the writing life, as well as the role intentionality plays in the literature they read and write.
Assignments include drafts, revisions, workshop critiques, a journal, and reading responses and/or quizzes.