Creative Writing Workshop

Credit

3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites

None

Recommended

International students who are non-native English speakers should have a TOEFL score of 100 or better

Meets

Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Special Dress Code

None

Overview

New to creative writing, or haven’t tried it yet? Experience the intensive yet inspiring environment of a writers’ workshop. Learn four different literary forms and analyze the literary techniques of accomplished authors in these forms. Through your own study and input from fellow workshop participants, you will learn to “read as a writer” and “write for a reader.” Above all else, this course will encourage you to experiment in order to define and refine your own voice.

Highlights

  • Produce a portfolio of your own work, including a polished personal essay suitable for college applications
  • Experience the environment of a writing workshop, including peer review

Topic of Study

  • Personal essay
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Flash fiction
  • Short story
  • Literary techniques of accomplished authors