Creative writing oberlin capstone




Program Overview Oberlin’s Creative Writing Program is one of few in the country that offers a major at the undergraduate level. Established here in 1975 by poet and translator Stuart Friebert, creative writing is an intense and rigorous course of study that provides instruction, studio training, and coursework in six genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, translation,


Creative Writing Capstone Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


Oberlin College academic catalogs. The Creative Writing major requires the equivalent of nine full courses, distributed as follows: the 201 gateway (a full course), three 300-level workshops (3 full courses), a full course or two half courses in electives, the 490 capstone seminar (a full course), and three additional full courses in textual studies.


Capstone seminars include discussions of how to bring the skills and disciplines honed in the Creative Writing major out into the world after college. The program has designed its curriculum so that students will have opportunities throughout to engage with other arts at Oberlin, as well as with the broader community, for example, in practica in the local schools.


Rob Jamner: Creative Writing Capstone Performance Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


We base the curriculum on the view that reading is essential to a writer’s training. Nine full courses of writing are required for the major and will help you develop your own voice, potential, style, and portfolio. These course consist of 201 (gateway course), three, 300-level courses, three courses in textual studies, one full or two-half course electives, and one capstone.