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Finding Your Voice: Creative Writing

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Fall 2009
English 98 Sec. 14
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

The purpose of this course is to explore personal style in a range of creative writing formats.  The class is split between a creative writing workshop and guided conceptual class discussion.  Each week focuses on a facet of writing, as viewed through the lens of personal voice, seeking to discover one’s perfect method for conveying subjects.  Discussions will pursue the ways to define style by referring to a few master stylists of English literature.  After guided discussion concentrating on the style of a published work, the class will reform as a workshop, spotlighting the students’ writing.  Students must submit their writing weekly and two students per day will present their work, accruing constructive criticism from peers.  Students have the freedom to choose what they write (poetry, short fiction, novel, essay [nonacademic], drama, nonfiction).  Length, subject, and final product is the student’s personal responsibility and there is no minimum requirement for pages of writing completed.  However, students are required to sample and explore many modes of style in search of their unique voice.  Originality is mandatory and strictly demanded.  The overall goal of the course is to hone, practice, and develop a personal voice, achieving a greater knowledge of not only the masters of style but also a knowledge of the self.

How to Enroll:

If you seek enrollment in the course, please contact Brian Follmer at bfollmer@berkeley.edu.

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Course Contact: bfollmer AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Brian Follmer

Time & Location:

SectionFacilitatorsSizeLocationTimeStartsStatusCCNs
Sec. 14Brian Follmer
20109 WheelerTu 6-8p9/08full

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