Self and Craft Creative Writing
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3518
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
- Creative Writing
This exploration of the craft of fiction and of expressive, personal nonfiction (essays, memoirs, reminiscences, humor, travel sketches) balances technical concerns with awareness of how the writing process engages and transforms the writer's self. The "process" approach to writing, which recognizes that imaginative work often discovers its true subject, style, and form in the course of several revisions, is stressed, as is a professional approach to regularly putting words on paper. Class sessions emphasize peer feedback in an atmosphere of mutual respect, support, and frankness. The instructor also responds, separately and in writing, to every submitted piece and, upon individual request, will discuss publishing possibilities. Recommended for students with some writing experience.
Course Open to: Degree Students