English 143A

Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2014 Tranter, Kirsten
TTh 12:30-2 301 Wheeler

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La Plante, A.: The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

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This class is a workshop in short fiction. It is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of narrative style and structure, and to encourage a model of constructive critique in a workshop setting. Our readings will include short stories across a variety of literary genres, as well as essays and critical pieces on the writing process. Students will write at least two short stories as well as shorter writing and response exercises, and will be expected to share their work with the class and critique the work of others on a regular basis.

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 deadine for completing this application process is 4 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 18.

Also 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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