Read unique and memorable approaches to creative nonfiction each week
Get feedback on new writing or works in progress from students and instructor
Strive to complete two new essay-length works
Revise work based on input and encouragement in class
About this course:
Designed for those who have already begun to explore memoir or other narrative nonfiction genres, this workshop guides you to take your skills to the next level by focusing on a collection of essays, a single project, or other types of nonfiction prose; works-in-progress are welcome. Every week, you read several short, stylistically adventurous pieces to expand your repertoire and post a new installment of your own project for feedback from your instructor and peers. The goal is to create two new essay-length works of creative nonfiction and polish your skills for publication.
WRITING X 421.1 Creative Nonfiction I or comparable workshop experience.
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 October 18, 2023
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
by Joan Didion
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
by David Sedaris
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.