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Creative Writing

External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences

About the Creative Writing Course

Do you have a passion for writing and want to develop your skills? Come join us for a six-week creative wriitng course at UofSC Aiken!

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.

Cost: $69.99

Dates: 6 Wednesdays – September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 6

Time: 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Location: Business and Education Building, Room 234 

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Required Book

Lesser Mountains by Andrew Geyer 

Publisher: Lamar University Press (2019) 

ISBN-10: 1942956649

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About the Instructor

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Andrew Geyer’s ninth book, the story cycle Lesser Mountains, won a 2020 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Geyer’s other individually authored books are Dixie Fish, a novel; Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin, a story cycle; Meeting the Dead, a novel; and Whispers in Dust and Bone, a story cycle that 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. His co-authored books include the hybrid story cycle Texas 5X5, from which one of his stories won a second Spur Award for short fiction.

A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, and recently inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors Literary Hall of Fame, Geyer currently serves as English Department Chair at the University of South Carolina Aiken and Fiction Editor at Concho River Review.