1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Creative Writing Undergraduate Courses Spring 2012

 

  • ENWR 2300 Poetry Writing, section 0001

    1830-1945 MW - CABELL 318

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Marielle Prince

     

  • ENWR 2300 Poetry Writing, section 0002

    0930-1045 TR - CABELL 331

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Guion Pratt

     

  • ENWR 2300 Poetry Writing, section 0003

    1830-1945 MW - BRYAN 332

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Austin Smith

 

  • ENWR 2300 Poetry Writing, section 0004

    1830-1945 TR - CABELL 225

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Juliana Daugherty

     

  • ENWR 2300 Poetry Writing, section 0005

    1815-1930 TR - BRYAN 310

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Melissa McNulty

 

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0001

    1100-1215 TR - CABELL 247

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Stephanie Milner

    An introduction to the art of writing fiction, focusing on the short story format. This class involves a considerable amount of writing – short assignments and prompts, as well as complete stories. We’ll also be reading contemporary works for examples of such fundamentals as characterization, dialogue, conflict, and imagery. This class is a workshop format; students will be reading and discussing one another’s work.

 

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0002

    1830-1945 TR - WILSON 235

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Jeremy Townley

    In this intensive introduction to fiction writing, we'll develop skills to create vivid, surprising, and truthful short fiction.  We’ll read about and discuss the elements of narrative craft; study numerous short stories by masters of the form; and develop our short fiction through exercises, workshops, and one-on-one conferences.

 

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0003

    1830-1945 MW - CABELL 224

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Matthew Silva

     

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0004

    0930-1045 TR - CABELL B030

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Louisa Miller

     

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0005

    1830-1945 MW - BRYAN 330

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Gregory Jackson

     

  • ENWR 2600 Fiction Writing, section 0006

    1830-1945 TR - CABELL 139

    Restricted to 1st and 2nd year students.

    Instructor: Alexis Schaitkin

     

  • ENWR 3310 Intermediate Poetry Writing, section 0001

    0130-0330 T - BRYAN 330

    Restricted to Instructor Permission

    Instructor: Lisa Russ Spaar

    In this workshop for experienced poets, the aim of our collective project will be to generate poems that dare to embody, explore, provoke, illuminate, refute, and manifest “large” traditional poetic themes—Eros, Thanatos, Truth, Beauty, God, & Time—in fresh, original ways.  In addition to writing about a poem a week, students will also be responsible for choosing a trio of “core poets” to read closely throughout the semester:   one poet born before 1920, one poet born after 1970, and a poet on the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Virginia.  We will be incorporating these readings into our assignments, poems, and class discussion.  To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 – 7 poems and a brief cover letter detailing your prior workshop experience to Lisa Russ Spaar (LRS9E@virginia.edu) no later than 1 August 2011.   E-mail submission by Word attachment is fine. INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST ALSO REQUEST PERMISSION TO ENROLL THROUGH SIS.

 

  • ENWR 3310 Intermediate Poetry Writing, section 0002

    0400-0630 W - CABELL B026

    Restricted to Instructor Permission

    Instructor: Paul Guest

    For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2300. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading.  Interested students should submit an application for the class to Paul Guest, pmg4w@virginia.edu.  Please send an e-mail that includes your full name, UVA e-mail address, academic year, and prior academic classes or other experience in poetry.  Attach a single MS Word or text document that contains 4-6 sample poems.  Students can simultaneously submit applications to the poetry writing classes.  The instructor will periodically add students to the class on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

  • ENWR 3610 Intermediate Fiction Writing, section 0001

    1530-1800 W - BRYAN 233

    Restricted to Instructor Permission

    Instructor: Elizabeth Denton

    This workshop is for students with some experience in writing short fiction, who have been introduced to techniques of structuring and character development. During the semester class members will discuss their own stories as well as assigned reading, perform in- and out-of-class writing exercises to develop craft, and work on revisions of their stories.

    Admission to the class is by instructor permission only. Interested students should leave a fiction submission of ca. 15 pages in my box (219 Bryan Hall) no less than ten days before the start of classes. Include a note to let me know your name, email address, class year, major, and previous creative writing courses and grades. I will post a list on the creative writing office door (422 Bryan Hall) before the first workshop meeting class. INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 15.

 

  • ENWR 4810 Advanced Fiction Writing

    1400-1630 T - BRYAN 328

    Restricted to Instructor Permission

    Instructor: Sydney Blair

    This workshop is designed for students who have had some previous This workshop is designed for students who have had some previous experience in -- and who feel passionate about -- the reading and writing of short fiction. We will read stories by published writers to learn how and why they make the choices they do when it comes to point of view, character development, plot considerations, pacing, to name a few, and students will write two stories by the end of the semester, revising one. There will be some short writing exercises at the start of the semester, and attendance at one or two local readings is required. Classroom participation is a must.

    To be considered for this class, you should submit a short story no later than one week before classes begin in August. The story should be no longer than 15 pages - no email submissions, please; you should attach a note telling me who and what year you are, your email address, what workshops you’ve taken and with whom, whether you’re applying to any other workshops, and any other relevant information. I will post a list a day or two before our first class, and will make every attempt to negotiate SIS’s Permissions system to alert you that way, too. As there is invariably more interest in these workshops than there is space, you should be sure to have an alternate registration plan.  INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

 

  • ENWR 4830 Advanced Poetry Writing

    1100-0130 R - BRYAN 233

    Restricted to Instructor Permission

    Instructor: Debra Nystrom

    This workshop is for students with a good deal of prior experience in writing and revising poetry. The class will involve discussion of student poems and of assigned reading, with particular attention to issues of craft.  Students will be expected to write and revise eight to ten poems, to participate in class discussion and make detailed notes in response to other students’ work, to keep a work journal, to attend several poetry readings, to turn in close-reading responses to three assigned readings and write one longer paper or give an in-class presentation.  INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED. To be considered for this class, submit 4-5 poems by mid-August, and include a note letting me know your name, year, email address, and previous workshop experience (instructor & grade).  You may mail or drop off submissions (UVA English Department, Bryan Hall, P.O. Box 400121, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121), or you may email me (dln8u@virginia.edu).  I will post a class list a day or two before the first class, and will try to notify you through SIS as well.

  • ENWR 5310 Advanced Poetry Writing

    1700-1930 R - BRYAN 233

    Restrictions

    Instructor: Paul Guest

    For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 3310. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading.  Interested students should submit an application for the class to Paul Guest, pmg4w@virginia.edu.  Please send an e-mail that includes your full name, UVA e-mail address, academic year, and prior academic classes or other experience in poetry.  Attach a single MS Word or text document that contains 4-6 sample poems.  Students can simultaneously submit applications to the poetry writing classes.  The instructor will periodically add students to the class on a first-come, first-served basis.