VIC275H1S
Creative Writing: Short Fiction
Professor Camilla Gibb
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This seminar course for aspiring writers will take reading short stories as the departure for writing them.  Through considering stories by some of the world’s most compelling contemporary voices, including Jhumpa Lahiri, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Junot Diaz, we will examine the craft and practice of short story writing.  Each seminar will begin with looking at a particular technical issue such as characterization, plot or voice, with reference to a specific assigned story.  The remainder of each class will be devoted to workshopping drafts of two students’ short stories with everyone in the class offering constructive critical feedback for the further development of the writer’s work. 

The final version of the workshopped story as well as a number of take-home shorter writing exercises will constitute a significant percentage of the student’s grade.  Please note that this course requires students to both read and write something every week in the spirit of developing a regular writing practice.

Admission is by application. Deadline: August 1, 2018.

Prerequisite: Application Required. 
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. U of T Email Address

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* 4. College

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* 5. Program(s) of Study

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* 6. Please attach ONE sample of your prose fiction writing (3-5 pages).

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