English 100NF - Spring, 2018

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Class Information

Instructor: Gouirand, Rae
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 248 Voorhies

Description

    Extended Course Description for
    English 100NF, Spring 2018 (T, Th 10:30—11:50 AM, 248 Voorhies)
    Rae Gouirand

    New literature is increasingly populated by works of lyric prose, memoir, and creative nonfiction by writers working in (and across) all genre traditions. In this workshop, we will examine how writers of creative nonfiction strive to blend fiction’s narrative and dramatic power, poetry’s rhythms and richness, and journalism’s ideal of truth in their attempts to transform information into powerful and artful literature. Students will be challenged to produce new pages weekly toward a variety of essay-length nonfiction projects.

Grading

    Grading will be based upon weekly work submitted to the instructor and the workshop, contributions to in-class discussions, and a final portfolio.

Texts

    Wave-Form: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women, Aldrich
    Wave-Form: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women, Aldrich