RCHUMS 320 - Advanced Narration
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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The writer Katherine Anne Porter said, “Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist—the only thing he’s good for—is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.” As a writer of short fiction, how do you craft your unique and original “frame”? How do professional writers learn to take risks in order to spot problems and possibilities in their work? How do writers portray Porter’s “confusion and disparate things” through a deliberate composition and revision process? In this fiction writing seminar, we’ll critique each others' short stories in a class workshop devoted to the art and craft of the next draft. Class discussion and required written comments will explore fiction writing techniques to help shape what’s on the page while inviting the writer to bring more to her pages. We’ll also read short stories by a variety of contemporary authors doing what we all hope to do: write art. Open to students who have taken a previous fiction writing class.

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RCHUMS 320 - Advanced Narration
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001 (SEM)
8Fr or So or Jr
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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