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WR-202 Writer's Studio IV

4 Credits

Writer's Studio III & IV focus on working within a specific genre, e.g. poetry, fiction, nonfiction or hybrid, allowing for more profound explorations of craft and the development of strong individual writing practices within that genre. Students must focus on a different genre in each of the two semesters, and are encouraged to make selections in consultation with an advisor. The focus of each studio is to analyze the genre's conventions, as well as its varied expressions I n specific forms, while engaging in directed writing exercises intended to facilitate the creation of work that both reflects and interrogates the inherited conventions. Building upon practices acquired in Writer's Studios I & II, we continue to strengthen and expand upon constructive methods of critique, research, revision, portfolio archiving, and written self-reflection, while introducing notions of collaboration with and across various mediums and forms of media.