Course Description

Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Creative non-fiction is a genre that observes and records the details of our lives. The commitment to story as a hybrid of fiction and nonfiction develops the poetry and drama of everyday life and its substance. In this class you will practice writing memoir, travel and nature writing, and the personal essay.

Course Details

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

  • Define the components of creative nonfiction
  • Recognize creative nonfiction as a genre distinct from other writing fields
  • Recognize the importance of receiving constructive criticism on your writing
  • Give constructive feedback on your peers’ writing
  • Critically assess your life as a format for creative nonfiction writing

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Apr 23, 2024 to Jun 17, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.00
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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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