The Writer and the Media

Course Code: WRIT 5504

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course prepares students to understand the relationship between a published author and the world at large. Having a manuscript published is only the beginning of the process for authors. Authors have to learn to work with publishers and editors in terms of providing revisions/rewrites. They also have to conduct public readings of their works, be interviewed by the electronic and print media, and judge others' works of writing/art. Published writers are frequently asked to review other manuscripts for literary journals, arts sections of newspapers and magazines and for radio, television and the internet. They are also often asked to appear as guest speakers, attend public functions and meet various dignitaries. This course prepares students for all of these practical working duties of being a published writer.