English 351: Creative Writing: Prose
Instructor: Bryan Fry
Office: Avery 371
Office Hours: MWF 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Course Syllabus                                                                                                 Worskshop Schedule
 
Week 1 Aug 21
Monday
Introduction and Overview
    Aug 23
Wednesday
Discuss ZZ Packer, "Brownies"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 1 before class
  Aug 25
Friday
Discuss ZZ Packer, "Brownies"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 2 before class
Week 2 Aug 28
Monday
Discuss Sherman Alexie, "Every Little Hurricane"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 3 before class
   
Aug 30
Wednesday
Discuss Tobias Wolff, "Bullet in the Brain"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 4 before class
  Sept 1
Friday
Discuss Grabriel Garcia Marquez, "The Handsomest Man Who Ever Drowned"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 5 before class
Week 3  Sept 4
Monday
Labor Day - No Class
   
Sept 6
Wednesday
Discuss Toni Cade Bambara's "Raymond's Run"
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 6 before class
  Sept 8
Friday
Complete Prompt 7 before class. Bring three copies of the prompt to class for mini workshop
Week 4    Sept 11
Monday
Discuss Ron Carlson Write's a Story (103-112)
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 8 before class
    Sept 13
Wednesday
Discuss Ron Carlson Write's a Story (3-27)
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 9 before class
  Sept 15
Friday
Discuss Ron Carlson Write's a Story (28-55)
Complete Prompt 10 before class.
Journals Due (be prepared to hand them in during class)
Week 5 Sept 18
Monday
Discuss Ron Carlson Write's a Story (56-74)
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 11 before class Bring two copies of the prompt to class for mini workshop
   
Sept 20
Wednesday
Discuss Ron Carlson Write's a Story (75-101)
Journal Activity: Complete Prompt 12 before class
  Sept 22
Friday
Discuss Alma Luz Villanueva's "La Llorna/Weeping Woman"
Week 6    Sept 25
Monday
Complete Prompt 13 before class. Bring three copies of the prompt to class for mini workshop
    Sept 27
Wednesday
Discuss Anne Lamott, bird by bird (1-32)
  Sept 29
Friday
Discuss Anne Lamott, bird by bird (33-63)
Week 7 Oct 2
Monday
Presidents' Day - No Class
  Oct 4
Wednesday
Discuss Jess Walter, "The Voice"
Discuss Anne Lamott, bird by bird (64-73)
  Oct 6
Friday
Bring two drafts of your story (the first six pages) to class.
Week 8 Oct 9
Monday
Discuss Raymond Carver, "Cathedral"
  Oct 11
Wednesday
Discuss Anne Lamott, bird by bird (74-94)
  Oct 13
Friday
Discuss Anne Lamott, bird by bird (97-130)
Week 9 Oct 16
Monday
TBA
  Oct 18
Wednesday
TBA
  Oct 20
Friday
TBA
Week 10 Oct 23
Monday
Workshop; attendance and preparation for workshop days is strongly recommended
    Oct 25
Wednesday
Workshop
  Oct 27
Friday
Workshop
Week 11 Oct 30
Monday
Workshop
    Nov 1
Wednesday
Workshop
  Nov 3
Friday
Workshop
Week 12 Nov 6
Monday
Workshop
  Nov 8
Wednesday
Workshop
  Nov 10
Friday
Workshop
Week 13 Nov 13
Monday
Workshop
    Nov 15
Wednesday
Workshop
  Nov 17
Friday
Workshop
 Thanksgiving Break - No Class this Week
 Week 14 Nov 27
Monday
Workshop
 
April 29
Wednesday
Workshop
  Dec 1
Friday
Workshop
Week 15 Dec 4
Monday
Read Chapter 13 and Ann Lamott's "Shitty First Drafts" in MM before class
Discuss Portfolio
    Dec 6
Wednesday
TBA
  Dec 8
Friday
TBA
Week 17 Dec 13
Wednesday
Portfolio due in Avery 451 by 5:00 p.m.