ENG 296 Advanced Fiction Writing

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

In this workshop, more advanced fiction-writing students will pursue two chief aims: to become stronger, more sophisticated writers in ways that feel natural to them, and to broaden their horizons by pursuing experimentation in new styles and subjects. At the same time, students will continue to work on honing their observational and revision skills through attention to their own work and work of their peers. Course work will include readings from diverse contemporary writers and occasional ad hoc exercises.

 Enrollment is by the instructor’s permission. Please submit a writing sample of no more than 3-4 pages of your fiction. Let the sample highlight what you feel is strongest about your fiction writing to date. Please also 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 explain 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.