Summer School

First Session: May 13 - June 22, 2022

Second Session: June 27 - August 3, 2022

The 2022 summer sessions of ENGCW 272W Introduction to Fiction Writing and ENGCW 271W Introduction to Poetry Writing are not permission courses. An application is not required. Summer registration opens February 8, 2022.


Emory College Summer School Website

For information on registration, tuition and fees, and housing.



First Session

ENGCW 272W-1 Introduction to Fiction Writing (4 credits)

Time and location:
Tues/Thurs 9:45am-11:15am, Online
Nick Sturm

Course Description:

This class is an opportunity to generate new creative work in a collaborative, critical setting. In order to develop the relationship between creative reading practices and creative writing practices, we will read and discuss prose by a range of 20th and 21st century writers whose work will guide our discussion of techniques and aesthetic practices. We will study these writers’ work as means of exploring new aesthetic territory as well as to reflect on our own interests, intentions, and practices as beginning writers. The reading list will include a number of short stories, excerpts from short and longer works, and one novel.



Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker

short stories and excerpts from other works will be provided as PDFs



Students’ grades will be based on timely and attentive completion of the following exercises:

Writing Exercises: 20 points each (100 total)                        

Workshop Participation & Discussion: 100 points               

Final project: 100 points



Second Session 

ENGCW 271W-1 Introduction to Poetry Writing (4 credits)

Time and location:
Tues/Wed/Thurs 2:30pm-4:45pm, Callaway Center C201
Yolanda J. Franklin
Texts and Assessment TBA