Instructor: Iversen                    T/R                    12:30pm – 1:50pm

This capstone course is appropriate for students working in any genre of creative writing. The course will expand the possibilities available to students as writers of fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry by showing them how to seek out new subject matter. In other words, students will learn to research before they write. That research might take many forms: reading archival materials, touring a historic home or exploring a nearby town, interviewing a family member about her childhood or her job, exploring a scientific theory. Students will practice different approaches to research; read published work informed by it; generate stories, essays, and/or poems inspired by their own research; and analyze the work of their peers.

Texts will include The Art of Creative Research: A Field Guide for Writers (Gerard), among others.