For the writer, reading is more than act of leisure. Reading is considered a big part of the writers’ job and most writers will admit that, in part, they’ve learned how to write through reading. By reading examples of literary work through the lens of writing practice, students will learn to read as writers, to consider questions of authorial choice (including implications of choice of point-of-view, structure, voice) and how writers achieve their effects in order to enhance their own sense of possibility as writers. Creative Writing Through Reading will concentrate on three genres: fiction (short story, novel excerpts), creative nonfiction (memoir, lyric essay) and poetry. Students will be encouraged to think about reading as a creative act in which they collaborate with an author to create an imagined world, and reading of creative work as an act that enhances empathy. The format of the course will combine lecture, discussion and some writing exercises.
Readings will concentrate on three genres: fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.
There are no prerequisites for this course,
This course is part of the Creative Writing Certificate.
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write them (Confirmed)
Author(s): Francine Prose
Published by: Harper Collins in 2007
Coal and Roses: Twenty-One Glosas (Confirmed)
Author(s): P.K. Page
Published by: The Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ontario in 2009