Creative Writing: Advanced Nonfiction Prose: The Writing "I"

English 4520
The Writing "I"
Section 1
Julija Sukys

In telling stories and drawing lessons from their lives, skilled memoirists and personal essayists offer their readers insight, artistry, self-critique, and honesty. Autobiographical texts and personal essays that really work are always about something bigger than their author. Not only do the most successful of such texts reveal something about the person writing them, but also about the one reading them. In this workshop we will read the works who elevate the personal voice to an art form, and taking inspiration from them, we will craft and workshop our own.