Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction offers us an expansive mode of inquiry. In this introductory course, we’ll read and discuss a range of nonfiction essays by contemporary writers, including Jo Ann Beard, Alexander Chee, Hanif Abdurraqib, Tressie McMillam Cottom, and Cathy Park Hong, among others. We’ll study how these writers examine the self and its relationships, cultivating personal insight and a broader understanding of society. You’ll respond creatively with your own writing and learn to critically engage with one another’s work. We’ll do generative writing exercises, study elements of craft, and work to cultivate a foundational writing practice sustained by curiosity and
experimentation. No writing experience is necessary, but students must be willing to participate, take risks, revise, and attend to the work of their peers with care.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of contemporary creative nonfiction
  • Foundational skills of writing, workshopping, and revision
  • A final project that demonstrates how personal narrative can shed
  • light on culture and society

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Writers of all levels

1 section

  • Fall 2022

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Sep 14 - Nov 16
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      6:15PM-8:35PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      10
    • Faculty

      Miller, Nicole
    • Location

      Instructor Led