Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

W413 — Spring 2022

Stacey Lynn Brown
Days and Times
1:15 - 2:30p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

In this class, we will build upon students’ previous coursework in the genre by reading, analyzing, and discussing different types of creative nonfiction, including the personal essay, braided essays, nature/travel/food writing, prescriptive nonfiction (self-help), and hybrid/hermit-crab essays, to name a few. Class discussions will focus on isolating the elements of craft that persuade, entertain, resonate, and create an empathetic response from the reader, and students will have the opportunity to try their hand at different forms, with multiple options to choose from for each required assignment.