This course will explore a specific genre of nonfiction in depth. Class will operate as an advanced writing workshop that uses master works as models and inspiration. Offerings might include profiles, travel writing, personal essays, reviews, memoir, nature writing or literary nonfiction. Prerequisite: ENG 201.
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Current Semester InformationSamuel Autman
Creative Writing II:Nonfiction Topics:Flash Nonfiction: The Beauty of Brevity
Can you write a complete essay in one thousand words? This course requires that students employ the precision of a poet and yet think, expansively like an essayist, a brief essayist. While flash nonfiction is enjoying a renaissance in creative writing, it has been a tool at the essayists finger tips for centuries. In this class students will push themselves to write fully bodied essays in a small amount a space. Using "The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction" as our road map, we will see that's it's possible to go deep while using a few words.