English 43A

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2017 Mansouri, Leila
TTh 11-12:30 C57 Hearst Field Annex

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This is an introductory course on writing short fiction. Its aim is twofold: to help students become more practiced and confident fiction writers, and to foster reflection on and mindful engagement with the writing process.

Toward those ends, we will read, write, and – most importantly – revise intensively. Through a series of writing and revision exercises, students will develop a flash fiction piece and a second, longer short story. We’ll also regularly read, talk, and write about the process of fiction writing, as well as engage, in person and in writing, with one another’s work.

Attendance is mandatory. 

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course.  To be considered for admission, please electronically submit ten pages or less (double-spaced) of fiction you have written, 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 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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