This course has numerous aims. One is to continue to improve and hone the advanced English writing skills of students through production of creative texts that will receive continuous feedback from the instructor and student peers to create the awareness that creative nonconformity in written language production should be a conscious decision and not a language error. Another aim is to put into practice the methodological tools that have been previously learned in rhetoric, stylistics, and other courses, thus allowing students to produce deviant, soundly structured, well-crafted literary texts. The controlled production of several written texts in English will thus be the core aim of this course. This course will therefore focus on the production of poetic texts, textual fragments, and short prose pieces. Emphasis will be on invention and arrangement of creative texts, as well as focusing on advanced English language skills. This course will thus build on the rhetoric and stylistics courses. Creative writing will naturally involve considerable amounts of composition, and students are expected to carry out several advanced writing exercises as well as continuously review the work of their peers. Classes will meet on Wednesdays and will consist of discussion of relevant readings, reviewing one another's work, workshopping work in progress, and in-class exercises. Grades will consist of active participation, a midterm poetry piece or fragment, end of semester prose piece, and portfolio individual poetic and prose homework (produced over the course of the semester).