Calendar

English 227: Introduction to Creative Writing
Writing the Genres and Exploring Hybridity
Steve Halle
Andrea Berns
Assignment Calendar
Spring 2017

*Please note all of the items listed are to be completed for the class date (not assigned as of the class date).*

Major Project Due Dates

  • Personal Writing Consultation Work due to Andrea: January 26
  • Personal Writing Consultations: February 7, 9, 21, and 23
  • Book Review Draft: April 11
  • Journal Roundtable: April 13
  • Book Review Final (Posted or Submitted): May 2
  • Euphemism Creative Submission: TBA
  • Journal Submission: May 4
  • Final Portfolio (Chapbook), Writing Prompts, Craft & Style Journal: May 4

 

Week One: Introduction to the Field of Creative Writing

T 1/17

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • none

In-class

  • Introductions
  • Writing Activity
  • Writer’s Inventory and website overview
  • What is Creative Writing?

R 1/19

Readings

  • Syllabus & Calendar (please read these carefully!)
  • Family Resemblance, Preface and Section 1, p. xi to 49

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Writer’s Inventory Sheet

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #1
  • Syllabus Q&A
  • Workshop Preparation
  • Personal Writing Consultation Sign-up
  • Craft & Style Journal Overview
  • Discussion: What is Creative Writing? Can it be taught? What are craft and style?

 

Week Two: Preparing to Become a Writing Community

T 1/24

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 2, p. 53–92
  • Handouts for Workshop Training
  • Workshop Overview

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop Training
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #2
  • Workshop Sign-up
  • Workshop Training Part 1: Prose

R 1/26

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 2, p.92–110
  • Handouts for Workshop Training

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop Training
  • Personal Writing Consultation Works Due
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #3
  • Personal Writing Consultation Works Due to Andrea for Session 1 and 2
  • Workshop Training Part 2: Poetry
  • Distribute Work for Workshop # 1

 

Week Three: Invention and Style

T 1/31

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 3, p. 113–140

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #4
  • Workshop #1
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

R 2/2

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 3, p.140–156

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #5
  • Workshop #2
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

 

Week Four: Personal Writing Consultations

T 2/7 Session 1

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 4, p. 159–181

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for consultations
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  1. 11:00 Neil
  2. 11:15 Emily
  3. 11:30 Allie
  4. 11:45 Brett
  5. 12:00 Alia

R 2/9 Session 2

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 4, p. 182–204

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for consultations
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  1. 11:00 Alyssa
  2. 11:15 Madison
  3. 11:30 Rowan
  4. 11:45 Allison
  5. 12:00 Andrew

 

Week Five: Invention and Style

T 2/14

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 5, p. 207–236

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Personal Writing Consultation Works Due for Session 3 and 4
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #6
  • Workshop #3
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

R 2/16

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 5, p. 237–254

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #7
  • Workshop #4
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

 

Week Six: Personal Writing Consultations

T 2/21 Session 3

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 6, p. 257–284

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for consultations
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  1. 11:00 Kirstin
  2. 11:15 Kayla
  3. 11:30 Doel
  4. 11:45 Mari
  5. 12:00

R 2/23 Session 4

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 6, p. 284–296

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for consultations
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  1. 11:00 Alexis
  2. 11:15 Wes
  3. 11:30 Connor
  4. 11:45 Anna
  5. 12:00

 

Week Seven: Invention and Style

T 2/28

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 7, p. 299–321

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #8
  • Workshop #5
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

R 3/2

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 7, p. 322–334

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #9
  • Workshop #6
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

 

Week Eight: Invention and Style

T 3/7

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 8, p. 337–378

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #10
  • Workshop #7
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

R 3/9

Readings

  • Family Resemblance, Section 8, fp. 379–396

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #11
  • Workshop #8
  • Distribute Work for Workshop

 

>>>>>Spring Break: No Classes March 14 & 16<<<<<<

 

Week Nine: Invention and Style

T 3/21

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Prepare for Workshop
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #12
  • Workshop #9

R 3/23

Readings

  • Small Press Book(s) for Review
  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #13: Writing Crawl

 

Week Ten: Performance

T 3/28

Readings

  • Small Press Book(s) for Review
  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #14
  • Performance Workshop

R 3/30

Readings

  • Small Press Book(s) for Review
  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #15
  • Performance Workshop

 

Week Eleven: Performance

T 4/4

Readings

  • Small Press Book(s) for Review
  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #16
  • Performance Workshop

R 4/6

Readings

  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #17
  • Performance Workshop

 

Week Twelve: Publication

T 4/11

Readings

  • Small Press Book(s) for Review
  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Book Review Drafts
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Writing Prompt #18
  • Tips for Submitting Work for Publication

R 4/13

Readings

  • Literary Journal

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Journal Roundtable
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Journal Roundtable Presentations

 

Week Thirteen: Arrangement and DIY Publishing

T 4/18

Readings

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Arrangement Strategies for Literary Collections
  • Small Group Arrangement Activity

R 4/20

Readings

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Chapbook Showcase
  • Basic Layout and Bookbinding Workshop

 

Week Fourteen: Memory and Embodiment

T 4/25

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Memory Day: Memorizations Due

In-class

  • Recitations
  • plan reading and party for last class
  • Chapbook Workshop sign-up
  • Life After a Creative Writing Class

R 4/27

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Revise Book Review
  • Craft & Style Journal Entry

In-class

  • Chapbook Workshop #1

 

Week Fifteen

T 5/2

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Book Review Posted or Submitted

In-class

  • Chapbook Workshop #2

R 5/4

Readings

  • none

Deadlines

  • WRITE
  • Final Portfolio Materials
  • Writing Notebook Due
  • Craft & Style Journal due

In-class

  • Chapbook exchange
  • Reading & Celebration