Course DescriptionThis course explores the unlimited possibilities of creative nonfiction, which embraces forms of creative writing such as personal essay, memoir, profiles, and more. Working with the same techniques as fiction, including artful language choices, dialogue, character development, structure, and plot, you are guided to transform factual events and experiences into a complete, imaginative narrative. This course includes several readings from a variety of nonfiction authors. The course goal is to produce one complete and revised narrative essay, as well as additional material to develop further.
Course OutlineDiscover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course
Course OutlineLearn to use artful language, dialogue, and character development to tell true stories
Practice developing structure and plot for real-life events
Read nonfiction by established authors to learn effective techniques
Course may be taken to satisfy core (Beginning) units in the Creative Nonfiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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