226syl08 - Prof. Doug Green Spring 2007 Introduction to...

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Prof. Doug Green ENL 226 Spring 2007 Oren 111 Introduction to Creative Writing Class Hours : TR 1:30-3:00 (We start promptly, so please be on time!) / E-Mail: green@augsburg.edu Office : Mem 223 / Office Phone : 330-1187 / Home Phone ( before 8:30 PM): 507-645-8073 Office Hours : Class Focus/Purpose: This class provides an opportunity for students to experiment with and practice several kinds of creative writing, including journals, poems, stories, creative nonfiction, etc., in a respectful, interactive environment. You’ll learn about the writing process—how to get started, how to keep going, how to revise and polish. You’ll gain experience in giving and receiving feedback on your work. You’ll learn about writing through classroom experiences, through attendance at local readings, and through reading poems, stories, and writers on writing. Each of you will also locate, study, and explore the work of one contemporary fiction writer in the "Mentor Project," which involves library research. And you’ll practice the expository skills you’ve developed in ENL 111 (or its equivalent) in the reports you write on public readings and literary websites. Required Books (all available at the Augsburg Bookstore): Furman, Laura, ed. The O. Henry Stories 2007: The Best Stories of the Year . NY: Anchor, 2007. Hills, Rust. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular . NY: Mariner/Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life . NY: Anchor, 1994. Padgett, Ron. The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms . 2 nd ed. Panning, Anne. Public Reading and Craft Talk. Week of 3 March 2008. Primary Websites: www.loc.gov/poetry/180 , www.poets.org , www.threecandles.org , http://www.flashquake.org/index.html , http://www.vestalreview.net/ , http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/index.html#tension Methodology: ** Class time is a studio: for writing, discussion, guest speakers, etc. Class attendance and participation are crucial not only to passing this class with a satisfactory grade (P or 2.0+). ** You work on your writing and reading outside of class: journal writing (private), reading and writing assignments, postings and peer responses on Moodle, attending local public readings, and exploring online literary sites beyond those on this syllabus. Regularly check calendars at
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