English 290NF - Spring, 2020

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

Class Information

Instructor: Moustakis, Melinda
Time: R 12:10-3:00
Location: 396 Voorhies

Description

    This graduate workshop class has a focus on memoir and essay collections and the discussion of form/genre/structure. One theme could be the different ways of looking and investigating and reporting and recording a life--with a poet's eye, thinking about one's educational journey, how research of another writer can inform one's life, looking into a family's past, investigating history through photographs, etc. The reading list includes: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay, My Time Among the Whites by Jennine Capo Crucet, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir by Jenn Shapland, The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by E.J. Koh, Son of a Gun: A Memoir by Justin St. Germain, Hold Still: A Memoir in Photographs by Sally Mann, and portions of A Stranger's Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing by David Mura.