This course introduces students to the practice of creative writing in the genres of prose fiction, verse and drama. The class will be built around workshop discussions of student writing assignments as well as the careful consideration of models by established prose fiction writers, poets and dramatists. Models will usually be drawn from the cultures students will encounter on the voyage. Through these discussions, students will consider the role of plot, characterization, dialogue and point of view in crafting compelling prose fiction and drama, as well as how lineation, figurative language, syntax, rhythm and imagery contribute to our experience of a lyric poem. Assignments will be based on readings of work by Alberti, Aristophanes, Boulanger, Calvino, Cavafy, Choukri, Colette, Cortazar, Dinesen, Hikmet, Holub, Ioannides, Kanik, Levi, Lorca, Montale, Ni Dhomhnaill, Pessoa, Rilke, Yeats and Zahrad.
Field WorkCountry: Turkey
Day: 3 - Antalya - Friday, 5 July