English 290F - Spring, 2018

Creative Writing: Fiction

Class Information

Instructor: Townsend, Jacinda
Time: R 12:10-3:00
Location: 248 Voorhies


    All your great language, all your terrific characterization, all your meaningful symbolism--it's all in the service of story. And that story, generally speaking, is all in the service of the point of emotional resonance that your reader will take away from what you have communicated on the page.

    Workshopping, obviously, is the primary component of the class. We are all here to help one another become better writers, and to that end, I would like for you to write your peers one-to-two page critiques. Please address, in your critiques, matters of language, character, plot and structure.

    We will use the Anthony Doerr novel All the Light We Cannot See to discuss excavation as a precursor to generation.


    Stories (Two)
    Final Revision (One)


    All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr