Spring 2019

Writing the Novella

Listed in: English, as ENGL-426


Judith E. Frank (Section 01)


An advanced writing workshop devoted to the reading and writing of novellas. We will study such novellas as Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Jane Smiley’s The Age of Grief, and Saul Bellow’s Seize the Day, in order to get a sense of the parameters and scope of this in-between form. Students will write up to ten pages per week with the aim of composing and revising a work of 70-80 pages by the end of the semester.

Requisite: A previous fiction-writing workshop. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students. Preregistration is not allowed. Please consult the Creative Writing Center website for information on admission to this course. Spring semester. Professor Frank.

If Overenrolled: Students will be required to submit a letter detailing their writing experience so far, and a writing sample.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2017, Spring 2019