ENGL 070U. Fiction: Life As Inspiration

This class will focus on making fiction out of life experiences. We will engage in close readings of selected published texts by contemporary writers, looking at their biographies and the possible real life influences and inspirations for their fiction. Students will be required to participate in class discussions and creative writing assignments, to be completed both in and outside of our class sessions. Students will also be required to workshop at least two full-length pieces of their own. Basic craft elements such as plot, narrative arc, setting, character development, dialogue, scenes, imagery, voice, figurative language, point of view, clarity of thought, and sociocultural significance of theme(s) will be discussed during workshops. Attendance at readings required. Limited to 12 students.
Graded CR/NC.
1 credit.
Fall 2023. Okparanta.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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