2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CCRWT 3100 Advanced Creative Non-Fiction

This advanced non-fiction seminar will focus on the three major sub-genres of non-fiction writing: personal essay, the literary memoir, and research-based reporting. Unlike works of fiction, poetry, and drama, non-fiction has a special responsibility of telling a story in an accurate and truthful way: the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. That being said, as soon as one tries to 'translate' her or his personal experience from life to language, many problems of accuracy, art, craft, ethics, and methodologies arise. Alongside our consideration of craft within the course texts, we will also be discussing these hot button issues within the world of non-fiction writing.




CCRWT 2000 The Art and Craft of Creative Non-Fiction, at least one upper division (3000 or 4000) level CLITR or CHUMS course