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Thomas Beller is an author and editor whose books include, Seduction Theory: Stories, The Sleep-Over Artist: A Novel, and How To Be a Man: Essays (all from W.W. Norton). The Sleep-Over Artist was a New York Times Notable Book and LA Times Best Book of 2000. He contributes regularly to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Travel and Leisure Magazine, The Threepenny Review, and the Oxford American. His fiction and essays are widely anthologized and have been read on NPR's This American Life, and Selected Shorts. He co-founded and for twenty years edited Open City Magazine, and is the creator of mrbellersneighborhood.com, a site devoted to literary essays set in New York City. He is on twitter: @thomasbeller.
Courses: (Spring 2014)
Introduction to Creative Writing
Topics in Adv. Creative Writing: Thinking on the Page: Janet Malcolm, David Foster Wallace, and J.D. Salinger
This class will focus on the tone, style, and structure these authors have used to tell their stories and how thought itself becomes what is being dramatized. Close reading will be the central practice of this course. Class time will be divided between discussion of the assigned reading and a writing workshop which will feature personal essays, defined as broadly as possible.
Pre-requisite: ENLS 3610, Introduction to Creative Writing. Permission of the instructor is required.
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