English 143A

Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2013 Abrams, Melanie
TTh 11-12:30 301 Wheeler

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The aim of this course is 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 to three short stories, a number of shorter excercises, weekly critiques of their peers' work, and be required to attend and review two fiction readings. 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.

To be consdiered for admission to this class, please submit 10-15 photocopied pages of your fiction, along with an application form, to Professor Abrams' mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 23, AT THE LATEST.

Be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses!


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