Reading and Writing Short Stories (LIT4211.01)

Rebecca Godwin

We’ll read some 40 stories in this class-mostly contemporary, although we will include a few glorious others-and look for what makes them, well, stories. That’s part one. Part two is writing: first bits and pieces, scenes and dialogue and narrative explorations, and then a couple of polished stories to discuss in workshops and revise. Intensive engagement in reading, writing, and talking is an absolute requirement.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Email creative writing sample of 3 to 5 pages to rgodwin@bennington.edu no later than October 30. A class list will be posted on November 4 on the Literature bulletin board on the second floor of the Barn.
Credits: 4
W 8:20am-12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Literature, 4000, Rebecca Godwin.