ENGL 388
Fiction Writing Workshop Spring 2025
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed LATS 322

Class Details

This workshop is focused on the art and practice of writing fiction and geared toward students interested in working on creative honors theses. Readings include published fiction by primarily Latine and other writers who center Global South experiences, with attention paid to how each author employs narrative elements–characterization, plotting, structure, dialogue mechanics, setting, tone, theme–as well as the values and visions expressed. Students will present short fiction or novel excerpts for peer critique and the editorial advice of the instructor. Regular in-class exercises and take-home assignments will help students expand their narrative skills.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 3510
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Attendance and class participation, regular writing exercises, 4- to 5-page midterm paper (close-reading a text), 10- to 15-page final creative paper (close-reading a text and creative-writing response)
Prerequisites: LATS 222- Ficciones
Enrollment Preferences: LATS concentrators, honors theses
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 388 Division I LATS 322 Division II
WS Notes: Regular writing exercises, 4- to 5-page midterm paper (close-reading a text), 10- to 15-page final creative paper (close-reading a text and creative-writing response)
DPE Notes: Readings include published fiction by primarily Latine and other writers who center Global South experiences, with attention paid to the values and visions expressed by each author.
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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