ENGL 493 (cross-listed as CHID) | Autumn 2016

Creative Writing Lab

Credits: 1-5 variable


This is offered as part of the Marine Biology Quarter in Autumn, 2016.

Integrated with the literature class, this hands-on course further engages students through a series of generative creative writing experiments inspired by science and literature of the sea, as well as a dynamic roster of Visiting Artists and Scholars whose readings, lectures and prompts will focus our binoculars and microscopes more carefully on the language and skills of craft. Culminating in a portfolio of new creative writing and providing a more critical pressure toward revision than the parent class may permit, this course ignites new approaches to the creative process and develops conversational critical faculties in a communal setting.

Previous creative writing experience is not required; curiosity and engagement is a requisite.