In this course, attendees will study the writing of prose fiction.Students will learn techniques, styles, and forms for imaginative writing. Students will also have the opportunity to create original stories and have their work critiqued by other students. During this course, students will develop critical vocabulary and reading skills necessary to the craft of prose fiction writing. Students will also explore structures and techniques used in published works.
Dates: Thursdays, August 20, 2020 – September 24, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Business and Education Building, Room 144
Required Book: Dancing on Barbed Wire by Jerry Craven, Terry Dalrymple, and Andrew Geyer
Available on Amazon for $17.95 for a new copy.
About the Instructor
Andrew Geyer currently serves as the English Department Chair at USC Aiken. Geyer published and co-wrote numerous books throughout his career, his most recent individually authored work being the ninth book in the story cycle, Lesser Mountains (Lamar University Press, 2019). Some of his other individually authored books include the novels Dixie Fish and Meeting the Dead as well as the story cycles Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin and Whispers in Dust and Bone, which won the silver medal for short fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards and a Spur Award for short fiction from the Western Writers of America.
Geyer also co-authored the hybrid story cycle, Dancing on Barbed Wire, Parallel Hours, and Texas 5X5. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and was recently selected for induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors.