English 143N

Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2014 Kleege, Georgina
MW 12-1:30 301 Wheeler

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Lopate, P.: The Art of the Personal Essay


This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate’s anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing assignments will include 3 short writing exercises (2 pages each), two new essays (8-20 pages each), written critiques of classmates' work, and a final revision project. 

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 5-10 double-spaced pages of your literary nonfiction (no poetry or academic writing) by clicking on the link below; fill out the application you'll find there and attach the writing sample as a Word document or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is 4 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 18.

Also be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses.

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