ENGL 282-01 – Creative Non-Fiction Writing

Instructor: Prof. Joy Young

Meeting Schedule: MW 3:30 – 4:45pm

Meeting Location: ICC 205B

Section Description:

This workshop will explore the range of narrative possibilities available under the bunglesome term “creative nonfiction.” Through presentation and critique of published and student-generated work, class members will advance their understanding of the genre’s many forms and examine a range of formal strategies for representing lived experience. We will explore the writer’s quest for truth and address the question: how do we as writers in a post-modern age where memory, image, and testimony are all suspect, know what we know? Students will submit original manuscripts, critique each other’s work submit revised work for review.