Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ENGL 354 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop


3 cr.


A "C" or better in two 100-level writing classes, junior standing or permission of chair.

Course Description

This course is a genre which uses literary techniques to write about factual events, real people, and actual places. It can include nature and travel-writing, memoir, essay, biography, and literary journalism, as well as scripts for documentary films. Students will practice a variety of nonfiction writing skills such as researching, interviewing, drafting, and revising, with the aim of completing three articles of publishable quality; they will also consider how to tailor their writing so as to place it in an appropriate publication..