ENGL 384 B: The Craft Of Prose

Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 1:50pm
PAR 212
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David Shields

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Focus of course: brevity, organization of brief sections into a larger whole, principles of composition. We’ll discuss 14 chapters (intro and 13 chapters) from Life Is Short—Art Is Shorter: An Anthology of Very Brief Prose, which I co-edited and co-wrote with former UW MFA student Elizabeth Cooperman and which is being published next year. Get photocopy from Ave Copy Center, 4141 University Way. Several short assignments, modeled on the essays/stories/prose-poems/commentaries in the book.

Catalog Description: 
Intensive study of various aspects of the craft of fiction or creative nonfiction. Readings in contemporary prose and writing using emulation and imitation. Prerequisite: ENGL 283; ENGL 284.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
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March 24, 2016 - 11:25am