CREATIVE WRITING (CRWR)

CRWR 153 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

Through work in three genres--fiction, poetry, and either creative nonfiction or playwriting--students develop personal voice and effective use of concrete and metaphoric detail. The craft unique to each genre explored through critique of student writing and close reading of work by notable authors, both contemporary and historic.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 101

CRWR 250 - FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

In this class you will read and discuss a number of published short stories as well as examine the elements that make them successful. Using these short stories as models, you will write exercises, scenes, and a full-length short story that demonstrate, along with the rest of your work, your understanding of the fictional craft fundamentals.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 153 or CRWR 153

CRWR 251 - POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

Students will read, discuss, write, and workshop poems; through this discussion and practice, they will steadily improve their understanding of the fundamentals of poetry writing.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 153 or CRWR 153

Course Notes: Part of the concentration in Creative Writing English Degree

CRWR 252 - CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction. Students will explore the essay, the memoir, the new journalism, and more.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 153 or CRWR 153

Course Notes: or equivalent; counts toward ENG major concentration in, creative writing.

CRWR 253 - SCREEN WRITING WORKSHOP

Students produce a full-length screenplay in a workshop atmosphere while analyzing the techniques professional screenwriters use to create complex characters, thrilling action, and original plots. Some attention to marketing the screenplay, including the treatment and pitch.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 102

CRWR 303 - CREATIVE WRITING CAPSTONE

Through work in two genres--chosen by the instructor from fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction--students develop their craft and build their portfolios. Focus on critique of student work; analysis of work by notable authors, both contemporary and historic; and exploration of voice, style, and techniques for effective revision.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Course Notes: Prerequisites: ENG 153 or CRWR 153 and two courses chosen, from either CRWR or ENG 250, 251, or 252,, with minimum grades of C-.

CRWR 384 - SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING INTERNSHIP

Featherproof Books has been publishing unique, daring, and influential books for a decade. With a new publisher and editor, it has a renewed energy and is more active than it has been in years. This class will take you through the entire process of operating a small press as we run Featherproof Books from the classroom. We will deal with the press and sales for this spring’s titles while also dealing with the preparations, editing and manufacturing of the next fall’s titles. You’ll learn how it’s done by being a part of doing it.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 220 or CRWR 153