Storytelling is ubiquitous throughout human history. The need to document events and to better understand who we are began in the paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux and Altamira. Nearly every society and culture has an origin myth or national epic celebrating the distinctive values of these civilizations. In this class, focused on short stories, students will read and write intensively in the field, reading both classic narratives and contemporary authors. The course will introduce students to the basics of storytelling form and craft before the students work on constructing their own stories to be workshopped with their classmates. Students will produce at least one polished, revised, and battle-tested story for possible submission to a literary journal or other publication.
Creative Writing Seminar
Monday, September 13, 2021 – December 17, 2021
University of Missouri – Kansas City
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