College Writing N133 is an introduction to the craft of dramatic writing through the study of works by professional playwrights and through composition and revision of your own playscripts. You will come to understand dramatic writing as an art and as a set of skills; you will receive an introduction to some of the elements involved in the creation of written scripts. Particular emphasis will be given to the work of generating and revising writing for the stage and, to a lesser degree, for the screen.
This course will help students write, workshop, and revise their dramatic writing including plays and screenplays.
About Joe: Joe Horton has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards, the Tyson Prize in Fiction, and the Geoffrey James Gosling Prize. His fiction and nonfiction is upcoming in or has appeared with Ploughshares, the Colorado Review, TIME Magazine, PRISM international, Hobart, Joyland, Midwestern Gothic and elsewhere. He is playwright-in-residence with Savio(u)r Theatre Company, and his plays have been nominated for six Off West End Awards in London, including Best New Play.