ENGLISH 223 - Creative Writing
Section: 006
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Because English 223 is chiefly a writer’s workshop, reading and commenting on drafts in progress will be at the heart of our endeavor. Students will study craft elements of fiction and poetry both in the work of their peers and in published work; this study will encourage students to grow as creative writers, as well as develop critical reading skills. Over the semester, students will compose original creative work to be included in a portfolio. Revisions to this creative work, particularly via engagment with craft elements, will comprise the majority of a student’s final grade.

Workshop will focus on the practice of reading as writers, with a strong emphasis on craft elements and the essential question of what makes a story or poem work. How does a given piece aspire to affect readers? How does it deploy craft elements in service of its aims? What is the decision-making process that goes into shaping a piece for an audience? Being an active, thoughtful participant in workshop is key to success in this class.

Along with workshop, students will read a variety of published stories and poems, placing their own work in conversation with the work of practicing writers. By the end of the semester, students will possess an expanded understanding of the craft elements of poetry and fiction, a greater capacity to enjoy the pleasures of reading with a critical eye, and, most importantly, a better grasp on their individual writing and revising process as they continue to produce work of their own.

ENGLISH 223 - Creative Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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11381
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
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11382
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10LHSP
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets in Lloyd Hall with some seats reserved for LHSP students.
003 (REC)
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11383
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11384
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
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16367
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
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11385
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20
 
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W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
007 (REC)
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11386
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (REC)
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16368
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20
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (REC)
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11387
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (REC)
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11388
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20
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
011 (REC)
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11389
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
012 (REC)
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11390
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TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
013 (REC)
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11391
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
014 (REC)
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11392
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
015 (REC)
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11393
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
016 (REC)
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11394
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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