Creative Writing: Intermediate Nonfiction Prose

Caylin Capra-Thomas
Course Description

Calling all truth-seekers, storytellers, and poetic souls! Come deepen your engagement with creative nonfiction and broaden your understanding of this art’s ever-expanding horizons. In 2520: Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Prose, we will delve into additional creative nonfiction styles, forms, and tools, including the lyric essay, braided essay, mosaic essay, memoir-in-essays, flash essay, and hermit crab essay, writing and rigorously revising these new forms as we go. In workshop, you will lead discussions about your writing to grow your work closer to your own artistic vision, and the class will enter into thoughtful, tactful, honest dialogue with you to help imagine the ways you might achieve that vision. This workshop structure is adapted from Felicia Rose Chavez’s The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop with the aim of creating a space that is community-oriented, inclusive, and anti-oppressive. You will also design and complete a literary community project aimed at increasing your engagement with literary culture and networks of solidarity, as well as working to foster such culture and solidarity in class or on campus. The course will culminate in a portfolio of revised work.  

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