ENG 206 Intermediate Fiction Writing

Emily Barton, T 1:00 PM-2:50 PM

In this workshop, students interested in writing fiction will produce new writing (2 or 3 new short works of fiction or parts of a longer story, around 5-10 pages each), grow their ability to read their own and each other’s work with an eye toward complexification and improvement, read and learn from published short stories by diverse exemplars, and focus on honing two important skills: research and revision. Work for the course includes reading, writing, critique, revision, and completion of exercises. This class lays the groundwork for ENG 296, Advanced Fiction Writing.



Enrollment is by the instructor’s permission. Please submit a writing sample—some of your strongest work—of no more than 3-4 pages in any genre. Please include a note (of at least one sentence and no more than a page) explaining why you would like to enroll in this particular class at this time. If you like, you can also discuss why you chose this specific writing sample, and what you hope it demonstrates about you as a writer and thinker.

Submissions are due by 4:00 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to Pierce Hall 105, or by email to the department assistant, Jennifer Roberts, jroberts@smith.edu.