Prose & Poetry

The student will plan, write weekly in several genres of creative writing and revise fiction and nonfiction, including short stories, poetry, articles, and novels. Readings in every genre will be assigned as examples, and students will discuss the craft elements that are important in each genre. There will be a strong emphasis on revision as well as class critiques of student work. Students will discuss the audience and possibilities of publication. The goal of the class is for each student to create a portfolio of original works in the best form they can achieve.


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Faith Bates

Creative Writing

Faith Bates is a creative writer and English professor. She holds a BA in English from TESU and an MA in Creative Writing from Monmouth University. Faith teaches writing and composition at Monmouth University and has extensive experience tutoring students in English studies, essay-writing, and test prep. She is most passionate about nurturing confidence and creativity, and helping all writers find their voice.