UNDERGRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING
For over forty years
UNC Greensboro has influenced writing across the country through its Masters of Fine Arts writing program, and our Distinguished Visiting Writers series has brought many of the greatest writers and poets of our time to the campus. To further our tradition of service to the craft, UNCG is preparing to offer a full creative writing curriculum for undergraduates. A summary of the courses currently available includes:
Introductory Writing of Poetry, ENG 221.
A workshop-based class in which oral participation and class discussion are expected and required. We will discuss what makes a poem, what makes it work well, and why or how it does so. In addition to critiquing each other’s poems, students will read extensively, and study closely, work by modern and contemporary poets.
Introductory Writing of Fiction, ENG 225.
This course will be about the student's attempt to begin to write and what exercises can be done to help in these efforts. The emphasis will be on the student's work, but we will also read other writers with the attempt to gain insight into how their stories are written and what students can learn from them in practical terms.
Intermediate and Advanced Writing of Poetry.
A continuation of the efforts begun in ENG 221.
Advanced Writing of Fiction, ENG 425.
A continuation of the efforts begun in ENG 225.
Spring 2007 Reading.
On 2 May 2007 the UNCG MFA program and The Greensboro Review hosted a reading of poetry and fiction from the undergraduate writing workshops. Stories and poems from that reading are online here.