English 143A

Short Fiction


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2017 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
MW 3:30-5 C57 Hearst Field Annex Creative Writing Workshops

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Description

The aim of this course to explore the genre of short fiction –  to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them.  Students will write two short stories, a number of shorter exercises, weekly critiques of their peers’ stories and published short stories, and be required to attend and review a fiction reading.  The course will be organized as a workshop and attendance is mandatory. All student stories will be edited and critiqued by the instructor and by other students in the class.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course.  To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 10-15 double-spaced pages of your fiction, by clicking on the link below; fill out the application you'll find there and attach the writing sample as a Word document or .rtf file.  The deadline for completing this application process is 11 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27.

Also be sure to read the paragraph cocerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for futher information regarding enrollment in such courses.

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/2 Short Fiction Serpell, C. Namwali
143A/3 Short Fiction Oates, Joyce Carol
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
143A/2 Short Fiction No instructor assigned yet.
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/2 Short Fiction Kleege, Georgina
143A/3 Short Fiction Oates, Joyce Carol
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Melanie Abrams
143A/2 Short Fiction Kleege, Georgina

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