Fall 2015 - WL 330 D100

Special Topic in World Literature (4)

Class Number: 6803

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3531, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Seminar on a topic in World Literature.

COURSE DETAILS:

Special Topic: Creative Writing - Short Fiction

You start with a blank space.  There is a seed of an idea.  Or a germ.  Before you know it, it starts swirling within you, consumes you, forces itself out of your body and onto the page leaving you exhilarated and exhausted.  It has moved from your gut to the outside world.  This is just the beginning.   

Now for the real work – how to keep it moving?  How to keep it alive?  How to let the parts that were never alive to begin with fall off like dead leaves?  In this fiction workshop, through a combination of lectures, workshopping and writing exercises, we will take a look at the writing process, examine the basic elements of fiction such as character, dialogue, structure, and so on, and most of all, discover how to move with our individual stories from one draft to the next without losing the very spirit that the stories were created from. 

Grading

  • One Short Story 20%
  • Oral Storytelling 10%
  • Rewrite of Short Story 30%
  • Attendance 10%
  • Individual Feedback during Workshopping 10%
  • In-class Presentation/Analysis of assigned readings 20%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

ROHINTON MISTRY, M&S, TALES FROM FIROZSHA BAAG, EMBLEM EDITIONS, 1997, 0-7710-6095-5, REQUIRED COURSE PACK, REQUIRED

Registrar Notes:

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