Dec 06, 2021  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LARTS 315 — Writing Poetry and Flash Fiction

3 credits
Ron Price

Designed to help students recognize options rather than flaws in what they write, this course will focus on how language works at its most evocative — in poetry, prose poems, and short stories. The aim is to generate material and to find appropriate forms to contain that material by identifying the musical and rhythmic shape of words. The semester comprises writing exercises, critiques, and discussions of related issues: the image, spoken language, syntax, music, tone, story, and form. Students will develop writing, editorial, and performance skills — the emphasis being on how to use those tools to enhance the expression of experience.