Writing Short Stories, Fall 2012

ENGL 551 (3 Credit hours)

Class meetings are TBD.

This course is for teachers who want to improve their fiction-writing skills. In a workshop format, participants will dicsuss the elements of fiction and read aloud their own work for analysis and critique; thus, the course could be especially helpful for teachers who want to experience a writing workshop for themselves before using such a format with their own classes.

Dr. LivingstonA native of Colorado, Dr. Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. In his academic life he has published articles on Tolkien and Joyce, discovered European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, and has completed his third book, an edition of The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament. In his fiction life he is a winner of the prestigious international Writers of the Future Contest and has published in a variety of genres and venues. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, is Associate Editor of the TEAMS Secular Commentary Series, and holds a position on the Advisory Board of the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series.

(Visit Michael's blog: www.michaellivingston.com)