English 143A

Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2018 Serpell, C. Namwali
TTh 11-12:30 180 Barrows

Other Readings and Media

A course pack will be made available online with short stories by Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, H.P. Lovecraft, Flannery O'Connor, Lucia Berlin, Octavia Butler, Edward P. Jones, Alice Munro, Peter Orner, Kristen Roupenian, and George Saunders.


This workshop is designed to hone basic elements of the short story. We will read some exceptional stories in a variety of genres. We will compose and revise 1-2 stories over the course of the semester. 

Only continuing 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 docoument or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is 11 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 26.

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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