LITR 3731 Creative Writing

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Fall 2009Thursday 4-7pm, Bayou 1219

Instructor:  Craig White   Office:  Bayou 2529-8 

Prof. White's homepage   

Phone:  281 283 3380.       Emailwhitec@uhcl.edu

Office Hours:  Tuesdays 2-5 and by appointment

course webpage address

http: //coursesite.uhcl.edu/HSH/Whitec/LITR/3731

 

Graded Assignments

Notes on Grading
 

Late and Early Submissions Warning

Course Objectives

1. To develop a friendly but rigorous Workshop Presentations to produce writing & model instruction.
 

2.    To use Draft Exchanges to learn disciplined routines and cooperative relations with other writers & authors.
 

3.     To unlearn the popular image of a writer as an isolated genius producing masterpieces overnight.
 

4.      To enforce attitudes that a draft or manuscript presented or submitted is always a ďwork in progress.Ē

 

5.      To learn conventions of standard creative genres like lyric poetry and prose fiction.
 

6.      To distinguish and evaluate academic and popular standards for literature

Index to terms

+ Counter-Objectives
 

Workshop Tone:  Negative Criticism or Positive Reinforcement?

Late & Early Submissions Warning

Email and webpage contributions


 

Descriptions of Workshop Assignments

Workshop Presentations & Discussions

Draft Exchanges (in person or email)

 

Reading highlight

 

Participation expectations

  

Assignment Descriptions:  Written Submissions

Course Policies

Final Grade Report

 

Meeting, reading, and presentation scheduleófall 2009


Thursday, 27 August:  Course introduction, student IDs & preferences


Thursday, 3 September:  First poetry workshop class, draft exchange set-up, + reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 1 (pp. 1-12); ch. 3 (pp. 45-56); ch. 4 (pp. 57-71); ch. 5 (pp. 72-82); ch. 6 (pp. 83-93)

Quiz--if you read the pages, you'll be OK.

Reading highlight: Jeff Derrickson

1st Poetry Author: Veronica Nadalin

1st Authorís Discussion Leader: Alicia Costello


Thursday, 10 September:  Second poetry workshop class + discussion of workshop

1st Poetry Author: Marcus Austin

1st Authorís Discussion Leader: Natalie Walker

2nd Poetry Author: Tara McGee

2nd Authorís Discussion Leader: Hillary Roth

Web Highlight on 2008 poems & revision accounts: Faron Samford

Discussion:  What happens during a workshop? Improvements to presentations / discussions?


Thursday, 17 September: Third poetry workshop class + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 7 (pp. 94-104); ch. 8 (pp. 105-116); ch. 9 (pp. 117-127)

Reading highlight: Alicia Costello

1st Poetry Author: Niki Bippen

1st Authorís Discussion Leader: Faron Samford


Thursday, 24 September: Fourth poetry workshop class + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 11 (pp. 138-144)

Reading highlight: Amanda Pruett

1st Poetry Author: Alicia Costello

1st Authorís Discussion Leader: Veronica Nadalin

2nd Poetry Author: J J Torres

2nd Authorís Discussion Leader: Christi Wood


3 September-1 October: The following students are required to do Draft Exchanges for their poetry manuscripts: Paul Acevedo, Jackie Baker, Peter Becnel, Jeff Derrickson, Naomi Gonzales, Jennifer M. Leonard, Amanda Pruett, Karina Ramos, Hillary Roth, Faron Samford, Ryan Smith, Natalie Walker, Christi Wood

Final email submissions for poetry + revision accounts

due by noon Saturday 3 October (email anytime b/w 28 Sept. & 3 Oct.)

models of poetry submissions & revision accounts (2009)

Models of poetry draft exchanges


Thursday, 1 October: first fiction workshop (presenters get extra time for poetry submissions)

1st Fiction Author: Faron Samford

1st fiction authorís Discussion Leader: Niki Bippen

2nd Fiction Author:  Natalie Walker

2nd fiction authorís Discussion Leader: Jeff Derrickson


Thursday, 8 October: fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 13 (pp. 155-166)

Reading highlight: Jackie Baker

1st Fiction Author: Ryan Smith

1st fiction authorís Discussion Leader: Naomi Gonzales


Thursday, 15 October: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 12 (pp. 145-154);

Reading highlight: Veronica Nadalin

1st Fiction Author: Peter Becnel

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Paul Acevedo

2nd Fiction Author: Hillary Roth

2nd fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Tara McGee


Thursday, 22 October: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignment: ch. 14 (pp. 167-174); ch. 15 (pp. 175-181)

Reading highlight: J J Torres

1st Fiction Author: Jackie Baker

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Karina Ramos


Thursday, 29 October: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 17 (pp. 189-198); ch. 18 (pp. 199-208)

Reading highlight: Marcus Austin

1st Fiction Author:  Paul Acevedo

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Peter Becnel


Thursday, 5 November: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 19 "Escapes" (pp. 209-216); ch. 20 "Creating Tension" (pp. 217-225)

Reading highlight: Jennifer M. Leonard

1st Fiction Author: Karina Ramos

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Jackie Baker


Thursday, 12 November: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

Reading assignmentThree Genres, ch. 22 (pp. 238-246)

Reading highlight: Karina Ramos

1st Fiction Author: Jeff Derrickson

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Amanda Pruett

2nd Fiction Author: Jennifer M. Leonard

2nd fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Jackie Baker & Alicia Costello


Thursday, 19 November: Fiction workshop + discussion of reading assignments

1st Fiction Author: Naomi Gonzales

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Ryan Smith

2nd Fiction Author:  Christi Wood

2nd fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: J J Torres


Thursday, 26 November: No meeting--Thanksgiving holidays


1 October-3 December:  The following students are required to do Draft Exchanges for their fiction manuscripts: Marcus Austin, Niki Bippen, Alicia Costello, Tara McGee, Veronica Nadalin, J J Torres


Thursday, 3 December: Last fiction workshop + discussion of final exam

Fiction final submissions & revision accounts due by noon Tuesday 8 December

1st Fiction Author:  Amanda Pruett (extra time for final submission)

1st fiction Authorís Discussion Leader: Jeff Derrickson

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Roundtable discussion of final exams: each student discusses emphases or asks questions on assignments.


Tuesday, 8 December: fiction final submissions & revision accounts due by noon

Note: instructor out-of-town and offline from 4-7 December. If you email your exam during that period, don't expect confirmation reply till Tuesday 8 December.


Thursday, 10 December: Final Exam (official time for in-class exam, 4-6:50, B1219. Email exams may be submitted from December 4th through December 11th)

Note: instructor out-of-town and offline from 4-7 December. Receipt of exams submitted during that period won't be confirmed till Tuesday 8 December.

 

 

 

 

2008 syllabus with presentations scheduled

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