English 25: Creative Writing Multi-Genre (Spring 2022)

Course Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45-12:50pm, with Prof. Rosemary Graham

*This course fulfills the Art of Writing requirement for English Majors.

*This course fulfills a Creative Writing minor requirement.

*This course fulfills the core requirements: Artistic Analysis and Creative Practice.

 

English 25:  An Introduction to Creative Writing

 

Over the course of the semester, you will study and experiment with writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and drama using exercises from our text as well as other sources. You will analyze and critique established writers’ work, with a special emphasis on form and technique. You will employ these techniques as you write and revise your own personal essays, poems, fiction and drama.

 

Texts

Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft 

Selected stories, poems, and plays.

 

Basis for final grade:

Daily creative and analytical exercises, graded as a whole 50% 

Four creative pieces, expanded and revised: 25%

Participation. 25%. Lively participation is expected; you will frequently read aloud from your work. Participation grade includes providing written feedback to classmates on their work.

 

Instructor:  Rosemary Graham         MWF 11:45 - 12:50

No experience required! This course is open to all.

 

This course fulfills a Creative Writing Minor requirement and both the Artistic Analysis and Creative Practice parts of the Core Curriculum’s Artistic Understanding Learning Goal.