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This creative writing course will be equal parts discussion-based seminar and creative workshop. We will focus on works of contemporary literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction which emphasize formal variation. The class will study form: first as a means of composition, and also as it shapes our processes of reading and our understandings of work on the page. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and creative-writing assignments, and will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and peer-workshop groups. We will be writing in each of the three given genres, and students will generate roughly 25 pages (6,000 words) of combined poetry and prose. Students will also be required to give a group presentation to the class on one of the assigned texts, and to provide weekly workshop responses to their peers’ creative work.