English 243N

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Rooms and Lives

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2010 Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Thurs. 3:30-6:30 305 Wheeler


Rooms and lives: a creative or literary nonfiction graduate workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have workshopped in class three 10-20 page pieces. Each will take as point of departure detailed description of a real room, the piece then expanding out to its occupants, past or present, including the authorial self. Each week, students will also turn in one-page critiques of the two or three student pieces being workshopped as well as a 3-page journal entry (these entries may comprise part of the longer pieces). Probable semester total of written pages, including critiques: 70-80. Class attendance mandatory.

To be considered for admission in this course, please submit 5-10 photocopied pages of your nonfiction, along with an application form, to Professor Farber's mailbox in 322 Wheeler BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 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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