Creative Nonfiction I

Discover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn 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

About this course:

This 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Wait List
Instructor: Mieke Eerkens
See Details
Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2, 2018. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Creative Writing

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning