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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 elements, such as richly nuanced characters, thought-provoking subject matter and lyrical language, that are the foundation of literary short stories and novels. 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 2015  Details Details UW Seattle 5117
Course Dates Days Instructor
Literary Fiction I: Foundations Oct 1 - Dec 10, 2015 Th TBD
Literary Fiction I: Intermediate Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2016 Th TBD
Literary Fiction I: Capstone Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2016 Th TBD
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4737 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Literary Fiction I: Foundations Sep 30 - Dec 9, 2014 Tu Coffin
Literary Fiction I: Intermediate Jan 6 - Mar 10, 2015 Tu Coffin
Literary Fiction I: Capstone Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2015 Tu Coffin
Winter 2015  Details Details UW Seattle/Online 4738 Closed
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Program Events
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: Charlie Sheldon (Instructor Lyn Coffin)

Read About the Student Experience: Jennifer Fliss (Instructor Scott Driscoll)

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

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