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.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after July 19, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.