Advanced Fiction Writing (offered on-campus)

Mar 07, 2022 - Apr 01, 2022
Application Deadline:
Mar 06, 2022
4 Weeks
Monday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Delivery Method:

Please note: It is mandatory to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend on-campus classes. Participants will be required to upload their vaccination certificate at the time of registration.

Course Overview:

This class will offer writers (preferably those who have taken the Introduction to Fiction Writing Course with the same instructor) to continue revising their short stories and novel manuscripts while getting constructive feedback and response from peers. This course will focus on reading works of accomplished writers and decipher how they construct meaning and themes in their fiction and resonate with a universal audience (without any pandering). We will also be paying attention to the already-studied elements of fiction (characters, plot, setting/world building, point of view, voice, structure and dialogue) and learn how to maneuver them differently in different fiction pieces. We will discuss how to provide productive feedback, revise work in an objective fashion (develop revision strategies), and how and where to send work after polishing (top literary magazines, agents, MFA programs and writers' residencies).

Writing is a serious endeavor. It is a solitary craft which needs time, discipline, life-long commitment and support in the form of first-readers who help in the early process of revision. This is where fiction peers and workshop become important. Workshopping fiction pieces is the main agenda for this short course. Students who have already learned the way fiction workshops operate through the Introduction to Fiction Writing Course will get another chance to showcase their work and receive response.

Learning Outcomes:

  • learn to study short stories and novels.
  • learn to examine works and craft talks of various distinguished writers.
  • learn how to provide and receive criticism from peers on your individual short stories.
  • learn to send your work to literary journals, agents and publishers.

Click here to view the complete course outline.
Kanza Javed
Kanza Javed is the author of the novel, Ashes, Wine and Dust. She holds an MFA in Fiction from West Virginia University and an MPhil in English Language and Literature from Kinnaird College for Women (Lahore).

She was a short-term fellow at University of Massachusetts and a research scholar at Arizona State University. Her work has been featured in American Literary review, The Punch Magazine and Salamander. Her short story "Rani" won the Reynolds Price Prize for Fiction 2020, and was shortlisted at the Salamander Short Fiction Award.

Course Fee: PKR 22,000/-

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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