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Instructor Info:Heather Madden
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 102
Description: In this workshop, designed for third-semester students, we'll study and practice micro-fiction (aka "quick fiction")."Micro-fictions," like most stories and poems, require awareness of pacing, structure, detail, image, narrative perspective, and music. We'll consider the ways that pacing and sentence structure are instrumental in establishing voice. Students will have access to a course reader that includes the work of Kafka, Lydia Davis, Eduardo Galeano, Sandra Cisneros, Etgar Keret, and Spencer Holst, among others. We will also examine selections from longer stories. Students will read critically, participate in workshops, complete and revise exercises and imitations, introduce stories to the class, and develop a portfolio of work. This workshop is suitable for students who have completed at least one college-level creative writing workshop.