Jeanne D. Heuving
Inquires into basic elements of creative writing that occur in multiple genres and media. Studies and practices writing in a workshop atmosphere.
Inquires into basic elements of creative writing that occur in multiple genres and media: words, stories, dialogues. Students study literary arts and write creatively.
Student learning goals
to develop a sense of creative engagement with language and to understand how words denote and connote
to learn to write different kinds of stories and to explore narrative distance and closeness, narrative point of view and attitude
to learn to write monologues and dialogues and to gain a sensitivity to speech-inflected language and dialogue between persons
to learn how creative writing draws on diverse worlds and how it constructs these worlds
General method of instruction
Class time will be divided between discussion of work by published authors and by the members of the writing workshop.
Students should have a strong interest in reading and writing, and be willing to spend time paying close attention to written texts. Background in diverse arts, in addition to creative writing, is a plus.
Class assignments and grading
Each week a written "experiment" will be assigned due the next week. A final creative writing project and a separate thought piece will be assigned.
20 per cent participation 30 per cent portfolio of written experiments 20 per cent final thought piece 30 per cent final creative writing project--usually an expanded piece from earlier experiment