Creative Nonfiction I
Discover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course.
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.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses have both regular online meeting times and self-paced online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
Please note: Due to adjustments made to Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.