EGL 72 W — Transporting the Reader: The Art of Description
This course is suitable for both fiction and nonfiction writers, and all experience levels are welcome. This is the first course of the four-quar ter sequence, “The Craft of Creative Writing: The Telling Tools.” The four courses focus on Description (Fall 2018), Character (Winter 2019), Point of View (Spring 2019), and Scene (Summer 2019). These courses are less workshop-oriented than most of our Creative Writing courses, instead devoting each quarter to an intensive and wide-ranging practicum in a key question of craft. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Lewis Robinson, AuthorLewis Robinson is the author of the novel Water Dogs, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and the story collection Officer Friendly, which received the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award and a Whiting Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Sports Illustrated, The Missouri Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. He is host of the podcast Talk Shop. He received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has taught at Colby College and the University of Iowa, and in the MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Josip Novakovich, Fiction Writer's Workshop (ISBN 978-1582975368)