Spring 2016 Courses

AAADS 173 “Creative Writing”
Instructor: Fae Myenne Ng, fmn@berkeley.edu
Tuesday 5-8pm, 201 Giannini
CCN: 05566

In this seminar, we will write and share our creative work. We will examine how Asian American writers deal with the personal and the political, how we translate our bicultural, bilingual experiences into full fictional narratives. We will discuss which truth the writer is responsible to: self or society. We will also consider the reader and the critic. Who has the right to write? Are there borders on creativity? We’ll discuss the writer’s task, technique and talent in crossing borders on the page. What empowers a writer: experience or imagination?

Be ready to set up a writing sanctuary and commit two hours every day to the practice of writing.

To be considered for seminar, submit fiction writing sample (max 10 pgs. double spaced) with a cover letter introducing yourself, your goals as a writer, your rank (junior, senior) and what creative writing courses you have taken. What inspired you to become a writer? List the last five novels read, and tell me what your writing plans for this course.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS: January 8, 2016 – Email and drop off a hardcopy to 506 Barrows
January 14, 2016 – Final class roster will be posted outside of 524 Barrows