English 290F - Fall, 2020

Creative Writing: Fiction

Class Information

Instructor: Corin, Lucy
Time: R 12:10-3:00


    This is a graduate level fiction writing workshop. Priority is given to graduate students in creative writing. Students from other programs are welcome, space permitting, and interested students should send a writing sample (fiction) to me when requesting permission to enroll.

    Texts, as well as the focus and shape of the course are TBD in relation to what we know about the pandemic as we approach Fall quarter. I want the course to be a place of refuge and invention. I am always interested in embracing the vast potentialities of narrative with the limitations of written form to make things that respond to the real and the now without assumption. How do we read for what matters in this moment? How and why do we make things when we can't count on what we've counted on before?


    Assuming appropriate attendance and completion of assignments, grades are based on the quality of writing submitted; the quality of revision work; the quality, usefulness, and consistency of classroom participation; and the intensity of inquiry in both collective and individual aspects of the course.