This course is designed to help you craft various works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Through lecture and discussion, we will explore the technique and devices involved in creating these three genres. We will read and discuss the works of many different writers, using their technique and content as a guide for your own writing. One goal of this class is to introduce you to the tools needed to write and revise good fiction.
MFA in Creative Writing
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Park St, H. Since , we have also considered applicants who have published only one full-length collection of creative writing prior to the application deadline, although unpublished authors remain eligible, and quality of writing remains the near-exclusive criterion for selection. Altogether, our poetry and fiction fellows have published more than full-length collections and novels, many of them winning major national honors. At present, the Institute offers up to five internationally competitive nine-month fellowships each year. Typically, we award two fiction fellowships the James C. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to live in the Madison area, to hold no other teaching, graduate study or fellowship obligations, and to participate fully in the life of the Madison writing community during the fellowship period.
The Undergraduate Program
This Spring , Lydia is the teaching assistant to visiting professor and comics-art legend Lynda Barry. She also teaches as a volunteer at Oakhill Correctional Institution. Park St, H. Though small—we typically admit six new students each year—the MFA is just one part of a vibrant writing community including five post-graduate fellows , former fellows and alums, PhD candidates in contemporary literature, and a host of other artists and writers living and working in Madison.
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