Section 2: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00-10:50 AM
Professor: Todd McKinney
As an introduction to Creative Writing, this class will provide the students with the opportunity to write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. To do this, we will explore the possibilities of the three genres by reading and discussing a number of stories, poems, and essays while also working on our own pieces. We will also take time to think about and practice the revision process. In short, this class asks the students to write a lot and to read a lot—the best way to become a better writer.
Assignments for the class will include drafts, workshop critiques, a daily journal, reading responses and/or quizzes, as well as a final revised project. These assignments and exercises will challenge students to think creatively and critically to better understand how we make/shape/bend/warp meaning out of language and experience as we continue exploring what it means to be alive on earth.
Possible Texts: Imaginative Writing; Writing Down the Bones.