The creative nonfiction essay: A kind of creative writing that mixes personal experience, reflective thinking, and expositions of research to ponder questions the writer finds intriguing—the essay as currently published in journals like Creative Nonfiction or Fourth Genre.
: A creative nonfiction essay with a moderately lyric tone. The work muses on the beauty and terror of spiders, and the connection between fear and fascination.
Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest | Poets & Writers
ENGL0930 S02 (section reserved for first-year students) CRN:24514
B Hour (MWF 9-9:50 pm)
Our creative nonfiction course will consider what nonfiction means, especially in light of the idea that what is true, i.e. what is not fiction, is entirely subjective. We’ll explore several varieties of the creative nonfiction essay—memoir, lyric, historical—by reading and writing together. Through class discussion, workshops, and one-on-one meetings, we will develop your writing and critical reading, skills ultimately producing a set of essays rendered with your singular voice. May serve as preparation for ENGL1180. Enrollment limited to 17 undergraduate students. Writing sample may be required. Banner registrations after classes begin require instructor approval. S/NC.
ENGL0930 S03 CRN:24515
B Hour (MWF 9-9:50 am)
This workshop will explore the range of narrative possibilities available under the umbrella term "creative nonfiction." We'll be looking at questions of structure and technique in a number of subgenres including: the personal essay, literary journalism, travel writing, science writing and memoir. Student work will be discussed in both workshops and conferences. At the semester's end students will turn in a portfolio with several polished shorter pieces and one longer essay. May serve as preparation for ENGL1180. Enrollment limited to 17 undergraduate students. Writing sample may be required. Banner registrations after classes begin require instructor approval. S/NC.