Jake Wolff

Jake Wolff, Ph.D.

Biography

Jake Wolff is the author of the novel The History of Living Forever (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. His stories and essays have appeared in journals such as Tin House, One Story, and American Short Fiction.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English (Creative Writing Emphasis) from Florida State University (2015)
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
  • B.A. in Literature & Creative Writing from Bard College (2005)

Selected Publications

Books

  • The History of Living Forever. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18344 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Unavailable

In this course, we will aim to improve our skills as readers and writers of fiction. Through close readings of published fiction, we will examine the choices made by the authors and apply that same decision-making to our own work. This class is first and foremost a workshop, meaning you will be reading the work of your fellow students and then thoughtfully and constructively critiquing their pieces via written comments and—most importantly—class discussion. 

17353 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM Unavailable

CRW 6025: ADVANCED GRADUATE WRITING WORKSHOP

This is a graduate-level workshop in which the goal is to produce publishable fiction. You will write three short stories, all of which will receive honest, rigorous, forward-looking workshops. You will revise two of these stories. For your classmates’ work, you will write thorough, thoughtful feedback letters along with commenting on those stories during discussion. We will read widely in published contemporary short fiction, and you will produce a craft lecture on an author of your choosing. In this way, the course stresses both professional-level writing and professional-level reading. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to help you continue your transition from writing students into writers.   

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90462 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

This course serves as an introduction to the three primary genres that define creative writing: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The focus of the course will be learning to read as writers—focusing on craft rather than theme, on structure rather than meaning. Assignments will take the form of online discussions and short craft essays along with the production of original stories, essays, and poems. The course will prepare you for upper-level creative writing courses and workshops. Above all, this course offers a tough but nurturing environment in which the primary goal is to make our writing better.

90856 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) W 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable

In this course, we will aim to improve our skills as readers and writers of fiction. Through close readings of published fiction, we will examine the choices made by the authors and apply that same decision-making to our own work. This class is first and foremost a workshop, meaning you will be reading the work of your fellow students and then thoughtfully and constructively critiquing their pieces via written comments and—most importantly—class discussion. 

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11565 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable

PR: English major or minor grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053, or C.I. An intermediate level fiction writing workshop for English majors; group analysis and criticism; close reading of contemporary fiction and fiction theory.

11119 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

PR: CRW 3120.  Web-based class.

This is an advanced course for dedicated and determined writers of literary fiction.  Workshop members should be passionate and ambitious writers as well as compassionate and constructive editors, all joined in the enterprise of creating enlightening, entertaining, and thematically significant short stories.  We'll be discussing both the process and product of your writing, both the art and the craft, with an eye towards improving your next effort.  Requirements: three short stories, revision of best story, active participation in workshop discussion. 

19264 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable

This advanced fiction workshop is designed to help writers create stories suitable for admission to graduate writing programs. It includes intensive writing practice in fiction, peer critique, and group discussion of original manuscripts and includes intensive reading of published work. In this course, we will discuss how to write fiction well and examine what techniques we can learn from published short stories. We will also learn to read, analyze, and critique our own work and the work of our peers. Finally, taking into consideration writing as a craft, we will study the art of revision.

As this is an advanced class, we will also be dealing with the thornier questions writers grapple with, like writing outside of one’s own experience, style, and juxtaposition and surprise in language.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81739 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable

PR: English major or minor, and grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in CRW 3120, or C.I. Intensive writing practice in fiction. Peer critique and group discussion of original manuscripts.

92753 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Th 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM Unavailable
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Updated: Oct 26, 2019