21W.770 Advanced Fiction Workshop


Class Info

For students with some experience in writing fiction. Write longer works of fiction and short stories which are related or interconnected. Read short story collections by individual writers, such as Sandra Cisneros, Raymond Carver, Edward P. Jones, and Tillie Olsen, and discuss them critically and analytically, with attention to the ways in which the writers' choices about component parts contribute to meaning. In-class exercises and weekly workshops of student work focus on sources of story material, characterization, structure, narrative voice, point of view and concrete detail. Concentration on revision.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.770 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Diaz.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-M.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21W.770 was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Writing Subjects - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site or on the 21W.770 Stellar site.

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