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We’ll use this weekly for sessions of between one and two hours.
Assignments Assignments will include: 1) Academic responses to discussion questions; 2) Creative responses to prompts; 3) Workshop pieces of fiction; 4) Responses to classmates for workshop.
At the end of the semester creative work will be collected into a podcast anthology or e-book.
All course activities will be conducted in English. This information is provided exclusively for the personal and academic use of students, instructors and other university personnel. The information provided on this site is protected by U. and International copyright law, and other applicable intellectual property laws, including laws covering data access and data compilations.On our course homepage, you will find all the materials you need for class—extra readings, course documents, assignment guidelines, and so on.Course Kit will additionally act as the main site of our conversations as a group.As a community, we will learn a great deal about each other by writing across various modes of art-in-language and describing how our writing works and what it does through various methods centering on close examination of language.In addition to this, you will develop other valuable skills contemporary writers use to turn the habit of writing into a professional practice including generating new work, critical reading and written response, blogging/online presence, performing work on the page and aloud, submitting work for publication, and sharing critical responses to texts.Welcome to the IWP’s Fiction Seminar offered by the International Writing Program and funded through the US State Department.This course will link students in the US with international writers, especially those in the Middle East, who are interested in writing and reading contemporary fiction.REQUIRED ITEMS A note on texts: Texts chosen for this class are hybrid texts that tend to blur borders between genres and defy classifications.This is to foster an attitude of practicing writing and not worrying too much about producing a certain kind of product from that practice.