Courses & Faculty

Katharyn Howd Machan

This course is modeled on the Department of Writing's popular advanced creative writing course in science fiction and fantasy, which emphasizes the importance of world building, character creation, and thematic development. In-class exercises-with-prompts will call for devising settings, deepening main and ancillary characters, and imagining plausible plots.

Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan has been teaching the writing of science fiction and fantasy to college and high school students and members of the general public since the late 1970s. Fiction—especially fairy tales from many lands—infuses the poetry she writes and publishes. A current major project is Fox, which features a shape-shifting vixen.