Spring 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CRWR 218-01 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1030:MWF   DIST
CRWR 218-02 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
An introductory course in poetry and fiction writing. Classes will meet synchronously on Zoom. Occasional in-person activities will be offered if weather and student location permit. An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:TF   DIST
CRWR 218-03 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1130:MWF   DIST
CRWR 218-04 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:MR   DIST
CRWR 219-01 Writing Magic Realist and Fabulist Fiction
Instructor: Elise Levine
Course Description:
This course will be taught completely remotely with a synchronous component. Students should reserve the assigned course meeting time. If a student is working remotely in a time zone that does not allow them to participate at the assigned course meeting time, the professor will make arrangements for alternate participation. An exploration of the foundations of fiction writing through the reading and writing of nonrealist works. This workshop-based course will include some weekly guided brief creative writing assignments, critical reading and discussion of published works, and the writing and workshopping of longer student works.
1500:MR   DIST
CRWR 219-02 Creative Writing: Memoir/Essay
Instructor: Sharon O'Brien
Course Description:
Classes will meet synchronously on Zoom. There will be individual video conferences with the instructor. Occasional in-person individual conversations may take place outside, depending on the weather. 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   DIST
CRWR 317-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
Writing and discussion of fiction. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DIST
CRWR 319-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
Classes will meet synchronously on Zoom. Occasional in-person activities will be offered if weather and student location permit. Writing and discussion of poetry. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   DIST