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

Course Syllabus                                                                                                 Worskshop Schedule
 
Week 1 Aug 21
Tuesday
Introduction and Overview
    Aug 23
Thursday
Read pages 1-11 in MM and Brian Doyle's "The Greatest Nature Essay Ever" before class
Week 2 Aug 28
Tuesday
Read pages 29-38 and Dennis Johnson's "Emergency" in MM before class
   
Aug 30
Thursday
Read MLA formatting guidelines; use these guidelines to submit all work this semester.
Prompt 1 due (bring 1 copy to class)

Week 3  Sept 4
Tuesday
Read 147-160 and ZZ Packer's "Brownies" in MM before class
   
Sept 6
Thursday
Read Donal Barthelme "Me and Miss Mandible" and Rick Bass "Wild Horses" in MM before class
Week 4    Sept 11
Tuesday
Prompt 2 due (bring 1 copy to class)
    Sept 13
Thursday
Read pages 326-338 and Tobias Wolff "Bullet in the Brain" in MM before class.
Week 5 Sept 18
Tuesday
No Class
   
Sept 20
Thursday
Read handout on Tension (141-151) and Joyce Carol Oates "Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?" in MM before class
Week 6    Sept 25
Tuesday
Prompt 3 due (bring 3 copies to class)
    Sept 27
Thursday
Read Donald Hall's "The Insides of Words" and Scott Russell Sander's "Under the Influence" before class
Week 7 Oct 2
Tuesday
Revise prompt 2 or 3 (bring 1 copy to class); be prepared to discuss your revision process in detail 
  Oct 4
Thursday
Finish handout on Tension and read Dan Chaon "The Bees" in MM before class
Week 8 Oct 9
Tuesday
Read 257-267 and Amy Bloom's "Silver Water" in MM before class
  Oct 11
Thursday
Read Michael Cunningham's "White Angel" in MM before class
Week 9 Oct 16
Tuesday
Prompt 4 due (bring 1 copy to class)
  Oct 18
Thursday
Read Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" before class.
Week 10 Oct 23
Tuesday
Read Barbara Gowdy's "Disneyland" in MM before class
    Oct 25
Thursday
Prompt 5 due (bring 3 copies to class)
Week 11 Oct 30
Tuesday
Workshop; attendance and preparation for workshop days is strongly recommended
    Nov 1
Thursday
Workshop
Week 12 Nov 6
Thursday
Workshop
  Nov 8
Thursday
Workshop
Week 13 Nov 13
Tuesday
Workshop
    Nov 15
Thursday
Workshop
Week 14 Nov 19-23 Thanksgiving Break: No Class
 Week 15 Nov 27
Tuesday
Workshop
 
Nov 29
Thursday
Workshop
Week 16 Dec 4
Tuesday
Discuss Portfolio
    Dec 6
Thursday
No Class: Work on Portfolio
Week 17 Dec 10
Monday
Portfolio due in Avery 451 by 5:00 p.m.