English-Creative Writing (ENCW)

ENCW 111A. Intro Writing Literary Nonfict. 1 Unit.

An introductory workshop in the art of writing literary non-fiction.

ENCW 112A. Introduction to Writing Fiction. 1 Unit.

An introductory workshop in the art of writing fiction.

ENCW 113A. Introduction to Writing Poetry. 1 Unit.

An introductory workshop in the art of writing poetry.

ENCW 114A. Introduction to Dramatic Writing. 1 Unit.

An introductory workshop in the art of writing for stage or screen.

ENCW 120A. Writers Write. 1 Unit.

An introductory theme-based workshop in which students build creative work around an idea or particular skill.

ENCW 190. Special Topics in Creative Writing. 1 Unit.

ENCW 215A. Multi-Genre Creative Writing. 1 Unit.

A workshop allowing students to develop their skills in such genre as poetry, fiction, and playwriting. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

ENCW 290. Special Topics in Creative Writing. 1 Unit.

ENCW 311A. Non-Fiction Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop helping students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. Permission of the instructor required. Writing-Intensive course. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 312A. Fiction Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop helping students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. Permission of the instructor required. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 313A. Poetry Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop in which students develop their skills in poetry. Permission of instructor required. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 314A. Dramatic Writing. 1 Unit.

A writing workshop for introductory writers of plays and film scripts. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 318. Major Project Workshop I. 0.5 Units.

Part one of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work. Permission of the instructor required.

ENCW 319A. Major Project Workshop II. 0.5 Units.

Part two of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work. Students must have already completed ENCW 318.

ENCW 320A. Writers Read. 1 Unit.

In this reading intensive course, students examine analytically and use as models for their own creative work the craft of contemporary writers. Rotating genres. Writing-intensive course.

ENCW 340W. The Art of Walking. 1 Unit.

Writers, mystics, pilgrims, and political activists have long championed the power of walking and its link to personal, societal, and cultural transformation. From Wordsworth’s nature walks to Benjamin’s city ambles, walking has inspired a great literary tradition. Buddhist monks, Christian labyrinth meditators, and ancient and modern pilgrims have valued walking for its spiritual benefits. Political activists like King and Ghandi knew the power of marching to instigate political change. In this junior seminar, we will use the texts of great walkers/writers to inspire us in our own walking, writing, and wrangling as we explore how walking can transform our ethical, spiritual, and creative lives. The course will include extensive field work (real walking), intensive creative-nonfiction writing, individual presentations, and class discussions.

ENCW 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

ENCW 390. Special Topics in Creative Writing. 1 Unit.

ENCW 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

Pass/Fail only.

ENCW 411. Advanced Non-Fiction Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop in which students develop their skills in various modes of literary non-fiction. Requires credit for ENCW 311 and permission of instructor. This course may be repeated.

ENCW 412. Advanced Fiction Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop building on techniques introduced in ENCW 312A and helps students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. Prerequisite: ENCW 312A or ENCW 319A and permission of instructor. This course may be repeated.

ENCW 413. Advanced Poetry Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop course helping students who have already completed ENCW 313A to develop their poetry further. Permission of instructor required. This course may be repeated.

ENCW 414. Advanced Drama Workshop. 1 Unit.

A workshop for students who have already completed ENCW 314A. Permission of instructor required. This course may be repeated.

ENCW 415. Advanced Open-Studio Workshop. 1 Unit.

For students who have already completed one studio course in a genre and want to further their skills among writers and artists who challenge each other with cross-disciplinary prompts and techniques. We’ll work alone and collaboratively, work outside, work ephemerally, and challenge each other into creating sustained bodies of new work. For people already working across different media and for those single-genre specialists who’d like to make work using new strategies.

ENCW 417. Creative Outreach: Poetry. 1 Unit.

ENCW 418. Major Project Workshop I. 0.5 Units.

Part one of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work. Permission of the instructor and the appropriate course from ENCW 311A, ENCW 312A, ENCW 313A or ENCW 314A required.

ENCW 419. Major Project Workshop II. 0.5 Units.

Part two of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work. Prerequisite: ENCW 418 and permission of instructor.

ENCW 485. IndependentStudy. 0.5 or 1 Units.

ENCW 490. Special Topics in Creative Writing. 1 Unit.

ENCW 511. Non-Fiction Workshop. 3 Credits.

Focuses on various non-fiction prose techniques using a variety of expressive, transactional, and poetic modes. This course may include the writing of an array of creative non-fiction genres such as memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, cultural criticism, or nature writing.

ENCW 512. Fiction Workshop. 3 Credits.

Develops student skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style.

ENCW 513. Poetry Workshop. 3 Credits.

Develops student skills in poetry. Permission of instructor required.

ENCW 518. Major Project Workshop I. 0 Credits.

Part one of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work.

ENCW 519. Major Project Workshop II. 3 Credits.

Part two of a genre-specific year-long course in which students will begin and complete a major work. Prerequisite: ENCW 518.

ENCW 612. Fiction: Introductory Course. 10 Credits.

Fiction cohort meets in the US for introductory 10-day workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently develop individual reading lists, choose exemplary models, and produce original work (short fiction or novel chapters). 4 individual online packets (each the equivalent of 20-25 pages of prose) exchanged with instructor over the 6-month session. Hours: 1 hr. onsite + 9 off-site = 10.

ENCW 613. Poetry in an Expanded Field: Introductory Course. 10 Credits.

PIA(E)F cohort meets in the US for introductory 10-day workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently develop individual reading lists, choose exemplary models, and experiment with different ways of poetic making/writing. 4 individual online packets (each the equivalent of 8-10 pieces) exchanged with instructor over the 6-month session. Hours: 1 hr. onsite + 9 off-site + 10.

ENCW 614. Fiction: Intermediate Course. 11 Credits.

Fiction cohort meets abroad for a 10 day cross-cultural workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently add cross-cultural reading to their reading lists and continue to produce original fiction. 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session. Hours: 2 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 11.

ENCW 615. Poetry in an Expanded Field: Intermediate Course. 11 Credits.

PIA(E)F cohort meets abroad for a 10 day cross-cultural workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently add cross-cultural reading to their reading lists and begin to choose and implement individual methods of poetic production. 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session. Hours: 2 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 11.

ENCW 616. Fiction: Advanced Course. 11 Credits.

Fiction cohort reconvenes for a second US 10-day workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently add new reading in a chosen direction and begin to outline final project (either a collection of stories or a novel). 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session focus on refining skills and revision. Hours: 2 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 11.

ENCW 617. Poetry in an Expanded Field: Advanced Course. 11 Credits.

PIA(E)F cohort reconnoiters for a second US 10-day workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently add new reading in a chosen direction and begin to outline final projects. 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session focus on extending poetic skills and revision. Hours: 2 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 11.

ENCW 618. Fiction: Final Project Course. 12 Credits.

Fiction cohort meets for a final time abroad for a 10 day cross-cultural workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently complete cross-cultural work and concentrate on moving their original material through revisions. 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session, culminating in the equivalent of a novel or story collection presented at the next in country residency. Hours: 3 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 12.

ENCW 619. Poetry in an Expanded Field: Final Project Course. 12 Credits.

PIA(E)F cohort meets for a final time abroad for a 10 day cross-cultural workshop and immersion experience. Students subsequently complete cross-cultural work and concentrate on moving their original material through revisions. 4 individual online packet exchanges with instructor over the 6-month session, culminating in the equivalent of a book-length poetic project presented at the next in country residency. Hours: 3 hrs. onsite + 9 off-site = 12.

ENCW 685. Independent Study. 1 to 3 Credit.

ENCW 695. Independent Study. 1 to 3 Credit.