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Literary Genres

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Introduction to Prose

This workshop course focuses on weekly writing and editing exercises and includes a detailed discussion and analysis of each student’s work. During the semester different types of literary prose will be explored – short stories, memoir, flash fiction, novels – as well as the various elements used in these forms. Come prepared for some in-class writing at every session. Participation and attendance are essential.

Assessment

TBA

Prerequisites

  • 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 armand.ruffo@queensu.ca
  • 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 englishdept@queensu.ca. 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

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Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Telephone (613) 533-2153

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