Fred D'Aguiar is a Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. Below is a list of the courses he has taught in the past.
"Teaching helps me to put into words what I think is happening during that partly mysterious, partly labourious process of writing."
This poetry writing course provides those who wish to pursue careers in creative writing with the tools they need to develop as poets. Primary focus is on the writing and critiquing of original poems, while examining the work of established poets who are acknowledged masters of their genres.
An advanced course for aspiring playwriters to write and critque their material, while paying close attention to the work of renwoned dramatists, and to the aspects of playwrighting that relate to theatrical production.
A workshop course in the craft and art of playwriting which emphasizes the development of craft and the nurturing of vision and art.
A variable topics course in which students will use the Africana Studies paradigm to take a centered, critical, and empowering look at various topics regarding people of African descent.
A graduate course for writers of fiction in which students are taught to analyze the forms and theories which underlie the development of the genre.
Workshop course that focuses on the writing and critiquing of original short stories and longer pieces of original fiction.