Writing Mentorship: Capstone Manuscript

Course Code: BCPW 4500

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course represents the culmination of four years of study, reading, practice, peer editing and self-editing. Students consolidate and synthesize the skills they have acquired in order to craft and shape their capstone project: a novel, a book of short stories, a graphic novel, a volume of poetry, a play, a feature film script, a television script or a long-form work of creative nonfiction. While the aim is to complete a full draft of the project, completing it is not a requirement of the course, so long as significant progress has been made on the manuscript. Students will work on their capstone projects in individual consultation with an assigned writing mentor. The course will be individualized and customized, and the student will meet online with the writing mentor on a regular basis to seek on-going guidance to be monitored by the mentor. The mentor will also assign appropriate readings and exercises to the student.