View ENGLISH 208-CN Sections For students who have taken courses in poetry writing or who have been writing poetry on their own, this course offers further practice and study in the development of poems.Students create and refine poems; student writing is discussed in a workshop format and individual conferences.
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Intended for students with little or no formal training in the elements of writing poetry, this course combines both seminar and workshop methods and includes extensive reading of poetry.
Assignments will include: participation (lab, homework, workshop discussion, impromptu readings, oral presentation, attendance), collaborative group performance, final portfolio "book," and assigned texts. Prerequisite: ENGLISH 206 or permission of instructor.
Students should have previous poetry writing experience in an academic setting.
Writers who are serious about their craft can create a custom course of study to prepare for graduate programs in creative writing.
In this post-baccalaureate certificate program, students hone their craft, formalize their training and build a solid portfolio of work for application to MFA and MA/ programs in writing.
Instructor's consent and confirmation of the prerequisite course or appropriate writing experience is required for enrollment in this course. The goal of this writing-intensive class is to take your writing and observant reading skills to the next level.
We will divide our time between exercises and writing prompts, workshopping student stories, and discussing published pieces.
Students use analytical skills presented in the course to critique each others' drafts of poems written during the quarter. Advanced composition course or equivalent writing experience strongly recommended. Intended for students with little or no formal training in the elements of writing fiction, this course emphasizes the processes and assumptions unique to fiction writing and the development of a personal voice.
Students analyze technique and form in works of various authors. Advanced composition course or equivalent writing experience strongly recommended.