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

Professor of English and Director of the Center for World War II Studies & Conflict Resolution at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.  He received his master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Georgia. His blog is “Talking Weeds,” and he is the co-author of Surviving the Hell of Auschwitz and Dachau: A Teenage Struggle towards Freedom from Hatred (2013).