Fall 2022

Fiction Writing I

Listed in: English, as ENGL-226


Min Jin Lee (Section 01)
Thirii M. Myint (Section 02)


A first course in writing fiction. Emphasis will be on experimentation as well as on developing skill and craft. Workshop (discussion) format.

Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester: Writer-in-Residence Lee and Professor Myiint. Spring semester: Lecturer D. Sweeney.

How to handle overenrollment: The instructor will seek to achieve representative equity (majors, class years, gender, background, etc.).

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, artistic work

ENGL 226 - LEC

Section 01
M 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CHAP 204

Section 02
W 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BARR 102

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All The Best American Short Stories 2018 Mariner Books Roxane Gay Amherst Books TBD
All The Best American Stories of the Century Mariner Books Updike and Kenison Amherst Books TBD
All Self-Editing for Fiction Writers 9780060545697 Browne and King Amherst Books TBD
All Master Class in Fiction Writing McGraw Hill; Adam Sexton Amherst Books TBD
All American Short Story Masterpieces Dell Carver and Jenks Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025