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    Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WRIT 3130 - Forms and Elements of the Craft: Creative Nonfiction

Goals: In this course students explore the various forms of creative nonfiction used by published writers of creative nonfiction, including memoir, lyric essay, personal essay, literary journalism, experimental/hybrid, and the nonfiction short. They also explore the fundamental elements of the craft of creative nonfiction used by published writers of CNF, including the essayistic question, voice, structure, scene, reflection, and subtext. They apply insights concerning these elements and forms to their own work and the work of their peers. They also revise original work that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.

Content: Students build skills through writing exercises and assignments and the study of contemporary and classic creative nonfiction. The course combines lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises and experiments, and other assignments.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisites: FYW 1120 or its equivalent and WRIT 1500. WRIT 1500 may be taken simultaneously with WRIT 3130.

Credits: 4