Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Special Topics Writing Courses

Writing 2291F: All the World's a Stage:  Introduction to Playwriting

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Writing 2504A:  Writing Now!  Writers Speak

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Writing 2500B:  TV or Not TV:  Writing for the Television Industry

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Writing 3901G:  Shapes of Freedom:  Experiments with Poetic Form

In class, students will encounter and write in a wide variety of poetic forms, from the sestina and the sonnet, to concrete poetry and the glosa.  In applying the rules of meter, rhyme, and form, students can also proctice breaking these rules, to test the boundaries and flexibilty of formal restraints.  This class will include a regular workshop component, with the goal of keeping students focused on their writing and building and supporting students' ability to think critically and constructively about their own and others' work. By the end of this course, students will have gained a practical and wide-ranging experience of formalist poetry and its potential for generating creativity and innovation.


Writing 3902G:  To Make a Short Story Longer:  Writing the Novella

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