Types of CW: Poetry & Songwriting

Much instruction given in poetic forms and lyrics composition.  Student work is paramount: the course features line edits and critique sessions of your manuscripts displayed on overhead projector.  Study groups will be assigned.  No texts to buy; but there are handouts and electronic copies to read.  All 313 students will be invited to attend (optional) the guest lectures in Eng. 411 from some of the leading singer/songwriters of Hawaii.


Course Requirements

  • Attendance and participation (you may recite lyrics or have others sing your songs if you’re scared)
  • Peer-editing/workshopping
  • Final submission of poetry and lyrics portfolio, and presentation of songs.