About the Course:
In this class, you will develop your creative writing skills by writing and presenting your work weekly. You will learn and practice different creative styles, themes and tones by reading the works of a variety of authors and participating in various exercises and workshops in class. Most importantly the class will create a space in which you can hone your writing skills, learn new writing forms, and develop a narrative voice. As weekly readings are based on short stories by Chicano writers, you will be exposed to narrative voices that are different than the standard canonical narrators most of us read in high school. This will provide a cross-cultural examination of not only writing, but the concept of identity and a deeper understanding of generally forgotten American writers.
Mostly the class will be discussion based, run by a team with two instructors initiating activities and driving classroom discussion. It will start with one or two writing exercises and a chance to read your journal work from the past week or your writing from homework assignments. After the class has given feedback, a new aspect of the short story will be introduced. Readings assigned in the reader are examples of this writing style, and they will be discussed and used to demonstrate each style. At the end of class a fluid prompt that incorporates the new form will be assigned for students to prepare for the next class. The class will build towards the final, which is a short story with theme and content of your choice.
You’ll be graded on classroom participation, your journal and your final, but the class is primarily a tool for you to practice your narrative voice and write.
Class is from 7 to 9pm on Mondays.
How to Enroll:
This course is now full. If you want to be put on the waitlist you can email us at email@example.com. We recommend that you attend the first day of class. That way, you’d be able to take the spot of someone who doesn’t show up or can no longer take the class.
Course Contact: lowe.caitlin AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Alex Saragoza
Time & Location:
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