ENG 4815 Distinguished Guest in Creative Writing with Emily Nemens: Places and Spaces in Short Fiction

Places and Spaces in Short Fiction

Guest Writer: Emily Nemens

T/Th 5-6:15

In this class we’ll look at short fiction with a focus on place—domestic spaces, the natural environment, cities and beyond—thinking about how setting can be a character and a catalyst in our stories. By reading published work with an eye to place-making in prose, we’ll get a sense of how fiction can build worlds big and small, and each student will develop two pieces of fiction—a story set in a familiar/remembered space, and one that stretches beyond lived experience by way of creative research practices.

Image of the silhouette of a person and a bird with mountains in the background
Published: May 2, 2023 8:42am