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 2015

HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

EDUARDO HALFON

Eduardo

COURSE DESCRIPTION

We Are All Storytellers: The Art and Craft of the Short Story

We all have stories to tell. But to actually write them—to find and use words with precision and beauty—is a craft that must be acquired, honed, and practiced. Good writers should first learn to be good readers, and good readers should then learn to be good editors, so that ultimately we become our own most demanding critic.

Although writers must ultimately work alone, a writing workshop provides the unique opportunity to create and explore in the company of our peers. During the semester, as we read and comment the stories of some acclaimed international writers —including Franz Kafka, James Joyce, Raymond Carver, and Jorge Luis Borges— we’ll concentrate on writing our own stories, and then reworking and transforming them through a process of group discussion and constructive criticism. The writing exercises, though short and concise, will be on weekly basis, and will focus on various elements of the narrative craft —such as voice, character, setting, time, plot, and point of view— all the while serving as vehicles of creativity and discovery.

The goal of this writing workshop is to grant us an opportunity to experience up close the power of fiction, and to provide a setting that will help us develop into more discerning writers and readers, thus allowing ourselves to be moved by the stories of others while we learn to move others with our own.

 

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

 

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