Interested students of all majors are encouraged to submit applications midway through the semester prior to the one in which they wish to enroll. Please fill out and submit the online application below, which will explain additional requirements (cover letter, writing samples, etc.).

Application for Fall/Spring Harman Writer-In-Residence Workshops

UPCOMING FALL 2016

HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

MONIQUE TRUONG

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Writing Plenty/Writing Hunger

In The Gastronomical Me, the grand dame of American food writers, M.F.K. Fisher wrote, "People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do?" The irony of these questions is that they include their own answers. When Fisher and kindred writers craft narratives around food and its counterpart, hunger, they are writing about power, security, love, and much more. We will explore the reasons why food-centric fiction captivates us as readers and writers, and how to craft compelling, nuanced fiction from our own relationship to food and flavors. Readings will include short essays by M.F.K. Fisher, short fiction from Annie Proulx, and excerpts from the novels of Joy Kogawa and Clarice Lispector, among others. In addition to a thoughtful engagement with the works of these writers, our workshop will focus on in-class writing exercises, weekly fiction writing assignments, and a frank and respectful exchange of ideas about these student created pieces.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, APRIL 8

 

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