Instructor: Hayes T/R 3:30pm-4:50pm
This class will serve as an introduction to three major literary genres – poetry, short fiction, and the literary essay. We will experiment in all three forms so that students can fill their writerly toolboxes with techniques and skills that will help them best express their ideas and talents. The goal isn’t to decide once and for all whether you are a poet, a fiction writer, or an essayist, but to discover a wide range of tools available to a writer and begin developing some facility with them. In addition to writing, we will also read a range of published works to discuss and use as models as we practice “reading like writers,” and will end the course by producing a writing portfolio of revised work.