English 143N

Prose Nonfiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2015 Farber, Thomas
W 3-6 106 Mulford

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Like & Love: an upper-division creative nonfiction writing workshop, open to continuing undergraduate and graduate students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped three literary nonfiction 5-10 page pieces. Each will take as point of departure the words and emotions like or love. What’s liked or loved (or not) and so described 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 1-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:  60-70. Class attendance required.

Note: Students accepted to this fall's English 243N, which had to be cancelled at the last minute, are welcome to enroll in this class; please apply electronically as usual, but you can consider yourself admitted.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 10-15 pages of your creative nonfiction or fiction 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., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30.

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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