English 143N

Prose Nonfiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2014 McQuade, Donald
TTh 2-3:30 301 Wheeler


Within a workshop setting, we will read, discuss, and practice writing the major forms and styles of nonfiction, with special attention to the essay as a literary genre.  Students will express their understanding and appreciation of this literary form in a series of well-crafted essays.  The primary texts will be the participants’ own prose.  We will also explore contemporary essays as well as the exquisite traditions within which they emerge.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 8-10 double-spaced pages of your writing (I am especially interested in reading your creative nonfiction rather than your academic prose) 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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