Unit Code: LIT701
Unit Title: Creative Writing
In this unit, students will experiment with four creative genres—poetry, drama, non-fiction and fiction — as a means of developing different imaginative approaches to experience. The emphasis will be on generating a lot of raw materials, and advancing these prose toward completion. Each lecture will be tied to a set of readings that will be discussed in class. At the end of the course, students will learn how to look at literature from the point of view of a practitioner and apply writing techniques to a variety of rhetorical situations. This unit contains three parts:
- The Craft of Writing
This unit will introduce students to specific genres of writing: poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. Exercises in the technique of writing, such as rhythm, point of view, voice, narrative, pacing, will be combined with discussion of student writing and texts selected by the lecturer.
- The Writing Processes
The focus of the unit is on generating and polishing new work. We will write in each class, share new work with peers and help each other to develop early drafts with honest, critical feedback.
The portfolio must contain: poetry, drama, fiction, or nonfiction in short or long-form. The minimum length for a prose is 2 typed pages and a set of poems