English 243N

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2019 Farber, Thomas
W 3-6 106 Mulford

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Creative Nonfiction:  A graduate level writing workshop, open to graduate students from any department. Open also to undergraduate students from any department who have taken English 143-level writing seminars or have equivalent skills or experience.

Drawing on narrative strategies in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped two literary nonfiction pieces, 5-15 pages. Most weeks, students will also turn in one-page critiques of the (one or two) student pieces being workshopped as well as a 1- or 2-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.

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 11 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25.

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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