Creative Writing

Creative Writing (Essays, Short Stories, & Poetry)

This class is designed to teach basic and fundamental techniques for improving reading and writing skills for poetry and creative essay. In order to achieve this objective, consider it fundamental to have an understanding of “other” styles of writing from “other” cultures, which in this case is that of Latin America. To that end, we will use as models of analysis, a selection of classic essays, short stories and poems from Contemporary Latin American Literature, written after 1900. Upon accessing a different world-vision through literature, the student will have the sufficient elements to better her/his use of written language, whether as a form of expression or communication. In order to achieve part of the course’s premise, which is to learn skillful writing, the student must first learn to read well, and to discover the “secrets of writing” from those authors who contributed new literary resources and forms of expression to literary history. The class will be conducted as a workshop, with the students’ essays, short stories, and poems as the principal subjects of weekly discussions. (1 unit)
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics Literature
Equivalent Courses:


Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN6667A-L15 Lecture (Espina)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN6667A-L14 Lecture (Espina)

Summer 2013

SPAN6667A-L13 Lecture (Kozer)

Summer 2012

SPAN6667A-L12 Lecture (Kamenszain)

Summer 2011

SPAN6667A-L11 Lecture (Kozer)

Summer 2010

SPAN6667A-L10 Lecture (Kozer)

Summer 2009

SPAN6667A-L09 Lecture (Kozer)

Summer 2008

SPAN6667A-L08 Lecture (Cardona-Lopez)

Summer 2007

SPAN6667A-L07 Lecture (Cardona-Lopez)

Summer 2006

SPAN6667A-L06 Lecture (Cardona-Lopez)

Summer 2004

SPAN6667A-L04 Lecture (Cardona-Lopez)