Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Literary Journalism I
WRITING X 424.18E
Learn the basics of nonfiction writing — which offers rich, detailed, and vivid portraits of real events — as you read the best examples of the genre, and begin your own works.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks
What you can learn.
- Define what literary journalism is and how it differs from standard reportage
- Read examples from contemporary masters like Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, and Gay Talese
- Develop skills of strong fiction writing to apply to writing about true events
- Start your own literary journalism project and get input from peers and the instructor
About this course:Literary journalism is nonfiction prose that transcends “who, what, where, and when” to give a more detailed, richer, and vivid picture of real events. It combines an immersive approach to reporting with the aims and techniques of fiction. Although this type of writing has roots in antiquity (i.e., Thucydides’s The Peloponnesian War), contemporary practitioners include Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, John McPhee, and Gay Talese. Today, literary journalism appears in periodicals such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and Harper’s Magazine, as well as in the magazines or literary supplements of many major newspapers. By the end of the course, you have an understanding of the basic techniques for reporting and writing such journalism and at least one project started.
Winter 2022 Schedule
Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)See Details
Instructor: Robert Anasi
No refunds after January 26, 2022
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism by Kerrane, Yagoda