ENG4620 - WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION
WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION
Writing Creative Nonfiction: Toward a Richer Life
4.00 credits (Advanced Liberal Arts)
Are there moments in your life, or passionate interests, you wish to explore in writing? In this class, you will "read like a writer" to learn the elements and forms of creative nonfiction, including memoir, contemplative, nature, and travel essays. We will read creative nonfiction by such writers as Virginia Woolf, Zadie Smith, and David Foster Wallace, and consider both what the writers say and how they say it. You will write your own personal essays, developing your facility with such elements as conflict, voice, and character development, and, by sharing your work with peers, you will gain a critical understanding of your own writing. You will find, like creative nonfiction writer Dinty Moore, that "the happy by-product" of exploring, expressing the previously unspoken, "is that one has a richer life."
Prerequisites: 3 Intermediate Liberal Arts Courses (CVA, LVA, HSS) This course may be offered Spring or Fall semester.