ENGL 581 A: The Creative Writer As Critical Reader

Creative Writer as Critical Reader

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TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
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Creative Writer as Critical Reader. Life Is Short; Art Is Shorter.

A course in brevity: the excitement of compression, concision, velocity. In class we’ll discuss and analyze line by line dozens of very short works of prose, which have been organized into different themes and approaches. Students will go to school on these exemplary works and write several of their own short-shorts, mini-essays, and prose-poems. By the end of the course, no one will be able to write anything longer than a haiku.

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March 24, 2016 - 11:25am