Course Description

Creative non-fiction is a genre that is committed to the close observation and recording of a world. The story is important, as it contains the poetry, the drama of everyday life, and its substance. Examine models of writing in memoir, travel and nature writing, and the personal essay.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

1. Define the components of creative nonfiction

2. Recognize creative nonfiction as a genre distinct from other writing fields

3. Recognize the importance of receiving constructive criticism on their writing

4. Give constructive feedback on their peers’ writing

5. Critically assess their lives as a format for creative nonfiction writing


Prerequisites: Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140) 

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Apr 19, 2022 to Jun 13, 2022
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
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Reading List / Textbook
Title: Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction 
Author: Miller, Brenda and Paola, Suzanne  
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 
Edition: 3rd Edition (August 9, 2019)  
ISBN-10: 1260454592  
ISBN-13: 978-1260454598

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Section Notes

Prerequisites: Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140) 

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