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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Mark Schwartzberg

Prose & Poetry

Professor of English and humanities. He received his Ph. D. in English literature from New York University. He has worked as a professor for Brookdale Community College, Kingsborough Community College and the College of Staten Island, and currently teaches film studies classes for the Princeton Adult School. Mark was also a high school teacher in the New York City Department of Education for over thirty years. A published writer himself, he has also assisted students by advising them on their college application essays and by tutoring them to prepare for the SAT.