Upper Division Coursework: Prose Nonfiction: Creative Nonfiction?Writing Music, Dance & the Self
"A nonfiction workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies of memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will write and have workshopped in class two 10-20 page pieces. Each will emerge out of detailed description of something in the world of music or dance one has done or responded to (song, performance, club experience, etc) through which we?ll inevitably encounter the sensibility of the authorial self. Each week, students will turn in written critiques of the student papers being workshopped as well as a 3-page journal on assigned topics (these entries may be used in the longer pieces). I will also discuss my own methods in writing nonfiction meditations on oceans and the South Pacific as well my work-in-progress about salsa--dance and music. Probable semester total of written pages, including critiques: 80. Class attendance is mandatory.
Students not admitted or late in applying can come to office hours the first week of class to speak with Professor Farber or email email@example.com."
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