Writing Creative Nonfiction|
Fall 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
Practice in writing literary and journalistic nonfiction--for example a profile, narrative, review, commentary, travel essay, family sketch, or personal essay. Students are also welcome to try science writing, arts or music reviewing, and other specialized writing designed to engage general readers. Readings include work by Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, William Finnegan, George Orwell, Brian Doyle, Andre Aciman, and many others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
Essays, Voice, and Style:
THE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY, ed. Lopate
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2015, ed. Ariel Levy
BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING, 2013 ed. Siddhartha Mukherjee
BEST FOOD WRITING 2013, ed. Hughes
Lives in Places:
George Orwell, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Tara Westover, EDUCATED
Anne Fadiman, THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN
Story and Characters:
Treisman, ed., 20 UNDER 40: STORIES FROM THE NEW YORKER
Daniyal Mueenuddin, IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS
O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES, 2008
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments in the first part of the course, followed by revision exercises and a longer project. You may shape the assignments to suit your interests.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
It is highly recommended that students be enrolled in only one Creative Writing course in a semester. If you are admitted to more than one Creative Writing course, we request you choose one and let the instructors know during Adjustment Period. Please be serious about your choice for the consideration of instructors and other students.
Contributes to the fulfillment of ENGL major requirements: CW requirement, CW path course (but not 300-level course or upper-level workshop), elective. For the Writing Certificate, this course may be counted either as a craft course or as an elective.
It also fulfills the Certificate's workshop requirement.
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