4 Credits, 3 weeks
January 7-25, 2019
The NYU Creative Writing Program is excited to have DéLana R.A. Dameron joining our faculty this winter, along with Geoffrey Nutter and Irini Spanidou.
Introduction to Fiction & Poetry
This workshop offers an exciting introduction to the basic elements of poetry and fiction—with in-class writing, take-home reading and writing assignments, and substantive discussions of craft. The course is structured as a workshop, which means that students will receive feedback from their instructor and their fellow writers in a roundtable setting, and should be prepared to offer their classmates responses to their work. No prerequisite. 4 points.
CRWRI-UA 815.001: TWRF, 2:00pm-4:55pm
Geoffrey Nutter is the author of four books of poems: The Rose of January, Christopher Sunset, Water's Leaves & Other Poems, and Summer Evening. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Carnet de Route, Verse, Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Fence, Xantippe, Best American Poetry 1997, and Iowa Anthology of New American Poetry. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.
CRWRI-UA 815. 002: TWRF, 2:00pm-4:55pm
Jenny Xie is the author of the poetry collection Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018), recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, and Nowhere to Arrive (Northwestern University Press, 2017), recipient of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, and Tin House, among other publications, and she has been supported by fellowships and grants from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Poets & Writers. She is on faculty at New York University and lives in New York.
CRWRI-UA 815.003: TWRF, 2:00pm-4:55pm
DéLana R.A. Dameron
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, DéLana R.A. Dameron is a writer and arts and culture administrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Dameron is the author of Weary Kingdom (2017) and her debut collection How God Ends Us was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Dameron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has conducted readings, workshops and lectures all across the United States, Central America and Europe. Read essays, interviews, and poems from DéLana R.A. Dameron in LA Review of Books, Buzzfeed, Epiphany Magazine, The Rumpus, and many more.
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
The intermediate workshop offers budding fiction writers an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the genre and broaden their knowledge of the evolution of literary forms and techniques. Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 816, OR CRWRI-UA 818, OR CRWRI-UA 9818, OR CRWRI-UA 9828, OR CRWRI-UA 820, OR CRWRI-UA 860 or equivalent. 4 points.
CRWRI-UA 816 001 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Irini Spanidou, TWRF, 2:00pm-4:55pm
The emphasis of this course is on the discovery, encouragement and development of each student's individual voice. The focus is not on theory of craft but on each case in point. Whatever works is right: a story that fulfills its intentions justifies its means. Rather than forcing a piece of writing into formulaic “perfection,” the aim is to facilitate its clarity and momentum, and to bring out its truth, enabling the work to achieve a cohesive, organic whole—a structure as unique as the voice that engenders it.
Questions about studying creative writing during the January Term?
For general January Term questions, including those related to visiting student eligibility and registration, please contact the Office of University Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-4433). Please contact the Creative Writing Program (email@example.com) with any academic questions about the Creative Writing Program’s January Term 2019 offerings or questions about prerequisite waivers, etc.
We hope you'll consider one of our writing workshops in your January plans, and also share with any friends who might be interested. We look forward to answering any questions you might have, and hope to see you soon.
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