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Certificate in Literary Fiction Writing I

Approved by the UW Department of English 

Certificates » Literary Fiction Writing I
Program Features
  • Classroom or blended classroom and online format
  • Guest speakers, including notable published authors
  • In-class writing and peer workshops
  • Year-end class anthology showcasing your writing
  • Opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing 
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals interested in writing literary fiction
  • Individuals who want to write stories with complex characters and convey subtle ideas in textured prose
Explore the fundamental elements of literary short stories and novels, including richly nuanced characters, thought-provoking subject matter and lyrical language. Learn the craft of writing literary fiction by focusing on character development, narrative voice and point of view. Study works of literary fiction, and develop your own stories through concrete writing exercises. Discover how to bring the vibrant characters and ideas in your imagination to life.
Key Outcome
You will develop your literary fiction writing skills by writing several short stories or a novel.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2016  Details Details UW Seattle 5473 In Development
Autumn 2015  Details Details UW Seattle 5117 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Literary Fiction I: Foundations Oct 1 - Dec 10, 2015 Th Driscoll
Literary Fiction I: Intermediate Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2016 Th Driscoll
Literary Fiction I: Capstone Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2016 Th Driscoll
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Program Highlights
Popular Fiction and Literary Fiction Video Thumbnail

Pam Binder, an instructor in the Certificate in Popular Fiction, and Scott Driscoll, an instructor for the Certificate in Literary Fiction, offer a behind-the-scenes look at these writing programs.

Read About the Student Experience: Elizabeth Corcoran Murray 

Writing Group Started in UW Fiction Program Still Going Strong (UW 360 Video)

Student Perspective: Charlie Sheldon 

Read About the Student Experience: Jennifer Fliss 

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