Junior Coursework: Prose Nonfiction
Rooms and Lives: a creative nonfiction workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have workshopped in class three 10-20 page pieces. Each will take as point of departure detailed description of a real room one knows well, the piece then expanding out from place to its occupants, past or present, including the authorial self. Each week, students will also turn in one-page critiques of the three student pieces being workshopped as well as a 2-page journal entry (these entries may comprise part of the longer pieces). Probable semester total of written pages, including critiques: 70-80. Class attendance mandatory.
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