Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer 2015 MFA Class Schedule

Click on class titles below to view detailed course info.

ON-CAMPUS CLUSTERS (9 credit hours):
Advanced Scriptwriting Cluster—Monday—Peter Carlos
Fiction Cluster—Thursday—Mark George

ONLINE CLASSES (3 credit hours):

POETRY COURSE OPTIONS:
Ekphrastic Poetry—Eve Jones (craft/workshop) -- FULL
International Poetry—Scott Berzon (literature/craft)
The Craft of Poetry—Thai Kaewkaen, Guest Writer (craft/workshop) -- FULL
Ariel & the Tarot—Julia Gordon-Bramer (literature/craft)
   This class will cover the second half of Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath, volume one, featuring Plath's Ariel poems #12 ("Elm") through 22 ("The Courage of Shutting-Up").

FICTION COURSE OPTIONS:
Fiction Writing Workshop—Tony D'Souza (workshop) -- FULL
Adv Studies in Contemporary Fiction—Wm. Anthony Connolly (craft/writing exercises)
Young Adult Fiction Workshop—Mary Anderson (workshop/craft) 
The Prose Collection: Henry Miller—Kelli Allen (literature) -- FULL

NONFICTION COURSE OPTIONS:
The Lyric Essay—Eve Jones (craft/workshop) -- FULL
The Personal Essay—David Hollingsworth (craft/workshop)
The Prose Collection: David Foster Wallace—Kelli Allen (literature) -- FULL

SCRIPTWRITING COURSE OPTION:
Focused Scriptwriting Workshop—Zachary Vickers (workshop)

JOURNAL EDITING:
The Literary Journal—Beth Mead
  • It is highly recommended that all MFA students enroll in at least one Literary Journal class during the program. This class gives students the chance to be on the other side of the submission process and is very useful as a writer--and it also allows students to list an Editorial Assistant credit on their CV/resume.
  • Journal editing emphasis options for summer: Fiction, Poetry, or Prose Poetry
  • Students in literary journal classes read, discuss, and vote on submissions to The Lindenwood Review. This class includes other types of assignments but does not include a creative writing component. See course description for full details.

GRADUATE THESIS
Thesis Registration Instructions
Full Guidelines

On-campus clusters begin the week of July 6 (7/6 for Scriptwriting and 7/9 for Fiction). 
Online classes begin Monday, July 13. Summer quarter ends September 26. 
Registration instructions are available HERE.


Lindenwood University MFA in Writing Program
On-Campus or Fully Online (No Residency Requirement)

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