English 100NF - Winter, 2023

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Class Information

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


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 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 projects.


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


Trespass: Ecotone Essayists Beyond the Boundaries of Place, Identity, and Feminism, ed. May-Lee Chai
Wave-Form: Twenty-First Century Essays by Women, ed. Marcia Aldrich