Graduate Fiction Workshop Steve Tomasula
Spring 2016 
Limited to students in the Creative Writing M.F.A. Program, the workshop's major emphasis is on analysis, criticism, and discussion of participants' fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid manuscripts. Assigned readings in contemporary prose further the discussion of literary movements, critical schools, and publishing realities, as well as the aesthetic and philosophical implications of genre, style, and subject.

Graduate Poetry Workshop Johannes Gorannson
Spring 2016 
This course is for candidates in the MFA program in poetry. The course places its main emphasis on student writing and will be run as a week-to-week workshop of student work. The objective of the course is to provide students with meaningful feedback on their work, as well as to build students' facility in the critical, constructive discussion of peer and published work. All other course activities, including readings, will vary from section to section.

Writing for Performance Anton Juan & Joyelle McSweeney
Spring 2016 
How is writing for performance different from writing for the page? How might body, gesture, sound and word be mobilized for aesthetic and political ends? How is the act of writing itself a performance? How can text approach event? In this interdisciplinary course, two artist-professors with expertise in poetry, drama, performance, translation, dance, publishing and activism join forces to lead students on an intense, immersive investigation of these questions. Coursework will include study of canonical and contemporary texts, performances, and theory; in-class, experiential and collaborative writing and performance; homework projects in writing and performance; and a final project in which student pieces will be performed in the Black Box Theater. The course is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Practicum: Literary Publishing Joyelle McSweeney
Spring 2016 
A review of the current state of literary publishing in the U.S. and abroad.