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CW 135 - The Craft of Creative Writing -- Workshopping & Performance

Summer 2021

In this one-unit workshop, we will focus on strengthening skills in workshopping, selecting and publicly performing your creative writing. Composing, editing, and revising your works will also be an important emphasis. As a class focused on craft across genres, we will read a variety of strategies by published story writers, essayists, poets and playwrights. We will study performances by established and emerging artists, and develop a sustainable in-person and online writing community that you can rely on long after the three-week summer intensive has ended.

Available in 
Simultaneous enrollment in CW N131, N132, N133, or 134.
Units and Format 
1 unit – Five hours of seminar per week for three weeks
Grading Option 
Letter grade





Class Number: 15463
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Online
Section Theme: Workshopping and Performance
Instructor: Simon Han
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session F (July 6-July 23, 2021).

Open to all creative genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, oratory, etc.), this class will offer the opportunity for students to revise a previously written work under the mentorship of the instructor. Along with one-on-one meetings and readings, lectures, and exercises tailored to their interests, students will also practice effective strategies for presenting their writing to an audience, culminating in a final live reading and celebration of their work. Please note: the entire course will be conducted asynchronously. 

Book List:

All readings will be provided via email, tailored to students' interests and goals. 

Class Number: 15465
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Online
Section Theme: Workshopping and Performance
Instructor: Joseph Horton
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session E (July 26-August 13, 2021).


This is a practical and personalized class that will help writers workshop and perform their creative work. Open to multiple genres--fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry--we will discuss how to ask good questions to and integrate feedback from peers in workshop. We will help you revisit your work and produce a sustainable revision process for yourself. We will discuss how to select your work for public reading and presentation, and we will practice effective performance strategies. Above all, the class will be tailored to support your goals through individual consultation with the instructor. 


This class will be offered asynchronously with individual meeting times for students to discuss their work. The class will conclude with a final live reading of work. 

Book List:

All readings provided on bCourses.