Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CRWR 218-01 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:R   BOSLER 222
CRWR 218-02 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1030:TR   HPH LARGE SEM
CRWR 218-03 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Siobhan Phillips
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:W   HPH LARGE SEM
CRWR 218-04 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Darrach Dolan
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:T   BOSLER 214
CRWR 219-01 Creative Writing: Memoir/Essay
Instructor: Sharon O'Brien
Course Description:
In this course, we will learn how to transform life into art by taking what may seem personal materials the experiences of a life, or lives and shaping them aesthetically into narrative. Everyone has a story that only they can tell, writer Susan Monsky once said, and this is particularly relevant in a course that focuses on memoir and personal essay. Equally true is the fact that not everyone can tell her or his story well or effectively, in a way that will engage readers. The challenge of memoir is to draw on the raw material of life and transform it into art by finding the story that emerges and creating a narrative voice to tell that story. In this course we will both encourage the emergence of writers individual voices and work on the literary techniques (many of which are shared with fiction writers) that make memoir (and personal essay) a literary genre.We will be reading examples of memoir and personal essay; the heart of the course, however, is the workshop, where we will discuss each others writing and give suggestions for revision. Classes will include discussions of the reading, freewriting, and workshopping of student papers.
1330:T   HPH LARGE SEM
CRWR 219-02 Writing About Sports
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
May include memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, biography, novel writing, graphic novel, playwriting, genre fiction (e.g., detective, sci-fi), subgenres of poetry (e.g., visual poetry), subgenres of fiction (e.g., Magical Realism), and other forms of non-analytical writing not routinely offered.
1030:TR   HPH SMALL SEM
CRWR 219-03 Visual Poetry
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WRPG 211-02 and ENGL 221-02. Poetry began as verse recited by bards and scops going from town to town entertaining crowds with history, myths of origin, hymns, and genealogy. Rhythmic and repeating language made poetry an important aid to memory before writing existed. When the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg introduced moveable type in 1440 Europe, the printing press could produce around 3500 pages per day, as opposed to the page or two produced by the scribe copying by hand. Mass printing of poetry transformed the focus of the genre. We will discover the myriad ways that poetry and print interact, including through typography, illustration, and design, by looking at artifacts such as broadsides, emblem books, and artists books; by reading scholars and theorists discussing the evolution of poetry and print; by writing and designing our own visual poetry. Prior experience writing poetry will be useful for students taking the class.
1330:W   BOSLER 306
CRWR 317-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
Writing and discussion of fiction. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1330:T   BOSLER 222
CRWR 319-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
Writing and discussion of poetry. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1330:M   HPH SMALL SEM