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Literary Genres

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This course introduces students to creative writing in a variety of forms and genres. Specific topics vary, this year we will be offering two sections. 

  • 001 - Introduction to Poetry
  • 002 - Introduction to Prose


  • CWRI 281-001 (Introduction to Poetry) students are asked to submit five poems (no rhyming poems) of varying lengths and a brief statement about yourself, indicating why they would like to write poetry. Those selected will be contacted by email prior to the first class. Students are strongly advised to make an alternative course selection. Portfolios should be sent to
  • CWRI 281 – 002 (Introduction to Prose) students are asked to write a submission of either prose, or a short story and a cover letter and submit Please include your student number when submitting your writing.  Please note we are reviewing submissions and hope to let students know if they are approved to enroll in the course soon.

Additional information

To find more detailed information for each section please click on "more information" under each section in the box on the right. 

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.