English 243N

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Like & Love

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2012 Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
M 3-6 301 Wheeler


A graduate creative nonfiction writing workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped three 10-20 page literary nonfiction pieces. Each will take as point of departure the words and emotions like or love. What’s liked or loved (or not) may include people, places, things. Each week, students will also turn in one-page critiques of the two or three student pieces being work-shopped as well as a 3-page journal entry on prompts assigned (these entries may be used as part of the longer pieces). Probable semester total of written pages, including critiques: 70-80. Class attendance: mandatory.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5-10 photocopied pages of your creative nonfiction, along with an application form, to Thomas Farber's mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, AT THE LATEST.

Be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses!

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