English 290F - Fall, 2014

Seminar in Creative Writing of Fiction

Class Information

Instructor: Li, Yiyun
Time: R 12:10-3:00
Location: 120 Voorhies


    ENL290F Seminar in Creative Writing of Fiction (4) Seminar--3 hours; 1 additional hour of writing. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; graduate standing, with preference given to those enrolled in master's program in Creative Writing. Writing of prose. Evaluation of written materials and individual student conferences. May be repeated for credit.

    This is an advanced fiction workshop. Students are expected to present two to three submissions (stories or novel chapters) for workshop and read closely of their peers’ work as well as assigned books. There will be discussion on revisions but the course will focus more on producing new material, and students are expected to write 30-50 pages of new work for the class. My approach to workshop is to use each story as a springboard for discussions about the arts and crafts of fiction writing.