Students will be introduced into different writing practices: short stories, poems, or non-fiction texts such as autobiographies, chronicles, biographies, and even blogs. The aim is to stimulate their individual abilities in the Spanish language as well as their linguistic fluency. Not only writing would be at the very core of this class, but also the reading of canonical writers that could help to shape students´ own production. We will be working with theoretical material in order to provide a more complex perspective on literary genres and their specific issues. A published writer will be invited to the class so he/she could share with students his/her own creative experience. Visits and activities such as attendance to poetry readings and festivals will be included in the course. Final evaluation will take into account class participation and a portfolio with the corrected texts that students had produced during the course. (1 unit)
This course is cross-listed with Literature.