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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Creative Writing

Creative Writer - Author, Songwriter, and Singer Mimi Cross received a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, where she became editor of the college literary arts magazine, and a Master of Arts from New York University. She has performed widely, worked briefly in the music industry, and is an Arts educator. Mimi Cross is also the creator of Body of Writing, a practice that adds an additional dimension to the mind-body-spirit discipline of yoga: story. Her first two novels are Before Goodbye, an RWA Rita Award finalist for Best First Book, and Shining Sea. For links to her books and music please visit