ENGW 1101V: Honors Introduction to Creative Writing

4 CreditsHonorsLiteratureWriting Intensive

In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of creative writing. We will start by looking at the building blocks of good imaginative writing: image, voice, character, setting, story, and revision. We will then move on to a more in-depth examination of three forms: literary nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Students will learn how to read as writers, obtain an understanding and appreciation for imaginative writing, and gain a sense of themselves as creative writers. We will be trying many exercises and assignments, from brainstorming experiments to final drafts, so come ready to write. Since this is an Honors course, it is designed to be challenging and to immerse students in the literary landscape. The literary citizenship requirement will take students beyond the normal classroom environment and into the community to attend and respond to readings. We will also supplement the textbook with classroom visits and additional readings by the most exciting and innovative poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers working today. Students will also contribute to the course readings by presenting a poem of their choosing to the class, explaining its techniques and importance. This will tie in with larger discussions of what works gain popular and academic attention and how this happens, including investigations of the role of anthologies and social media.

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