Hidden Gems: ENG 105 - Creative Writing
In this course, you are invited to "be a writer": to see, touch, and taste the world as a writer does, keenly observing human folly to arrive at a greater understanding of why people do the things they do. We will delve into creative nonfiction, using personal narrative to construct stories that reveal who we are at our very core and how we are shaped by our shared humanity. Having set the stage for work with short fiction, we will explore literary theory, particularly an archetypal lens, to discern story patterns. We'll get into other major elements of story, too: dialogue, plot, and characterization. You'll have a chance to dabble in poetry and drama as well. We'll supplement this work with the analysis of model texts and discussion of publication. On that note, you will be encouraged to submit your work to CCAC's literary magazine, The Phoenix, and to participate in our campus Creative Writing Club.