In this course, writers will reflect on the process and the challenges of writing creatively in English as a second language. They will have the opportunity to produce brand new work while engaging in a process of discovery of one’s own voice by reading and with guided practice and prompts. Writers may choose to work on writing short stories and/or creative non-fiction, or to embark on a more significant body of work (novella, novel, memoir, etc.).
This course will feature some theoretical elements of stylistics, complemented by the reading of classic and contemporary fiction. In each class, we will read and discuss each participant’s writing projects and writers are invited to help each other overcome any challenges. The course will also have a very practical focus on the “And Then What?” stages of writing, i.e. self-editing and options in publishing and/or academic research in the English-language literary scene.