WRITING X 461.27E
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Learn how to incorporate elements of fiction and nonfiction into the growing genre of autofiction.
What you can learn.
- Understand how autofiction incorporates elements of fiction and nonfiction
- Focus on character development, scene building, and other prose craft elements
- Explore autofiction readings that help you articulate what makes the genre work
- Craft several flash autofiction pieces you can continue refining after class
About this course:
This course explores the amorphous nature of autofiction, which blurs the boundaries between creative nonfiction and fiction. Using character development, scene building, artful description, time tinkering, and other key craft elements of both fiction and nonfiction, autofiction challenges its writers to curate, reimagine, and distill the writers’ truths into a cohesive narrative. The course includes a variety of readings that span across fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. The course goals are to have a selection of newly written and revised flash autofiction pieces or short form piece, and to have a plan to continue exploring the genre beyond this course.