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News: Learn creative writing from prize-winning author Elizabeth Genovise

News: Learn creative writing from prize-winning author Elizabeth Genovise

Elizabeth Genovise

A Roane State assistant professor who is a prize-winning author of short stories will be offering a creative writing course in the fall.

It will be the first time in 10 years that such a course has been offered at Roane State, said Elizabeth Genovise, assistant professor of English and the humanities.

Titled “Seminar in Creative Writing,” the course will be held on the Oak Ridge campus from 6 until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays during the fall semsester

How to Register

To register, sign up for ENGL 2530 Seminar in Creative Writing.

A prerequisite is a passing grade in ENGLS 1010 (Composition I).

About the class

Genovise’s works have included one awarded the prestigious O. Henry Prize for short stories deemed of exceptional merit, and she’s placed in numerous other literary contests.

“Our classroom time will be parsed out into discussion of literature, fiction workshops, occasional film study, and other fiction-related activities,” Genovise said. “We will also discuss publication tips, how to submit works to literary journals and magazines, and various writers’ resources.”

The course will primarily feature the study of short stories, paired with workshops on student-produced short fiction, Genovise said.

“This would be a great course for any student interested in honing his or her skills as a creative writer,” she said. Genovise has taught English composition and literature at Roane State for eight years.​

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