English CNFR. Creative Nonfiction

Instructor: Darcy Frey
Section 1: Wednesday, 3:00-5:45 pm | Location: Lamont Library 401
Section 2: Thursday, 3:00-5:45 pm | Location: Lamont Library 401
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.

Course site: Section 1
Course site: Section 2​​​​​​​

Whether it takes the form of literary journalism, essay or memoir, creative nonfiction is a powerful genre that allows writers to break free from the constraints commonly associated with nonfiction prose and reach for the breadth of thought and feeling usually accomplished only in fiction: the probing of character, the unfolding of drama, the argument of an idea, the evocation of place. Readings include work by Jo Ann Beard, Alexander Chee, Ariel Levy, Richard Rodriguez.

Supplemental Application Information: Please write a substantive letter of introduction describing who you are as writer at the moment and where you hope to take your writing; what experience you may have had with creative/literary nonfiction; what excites you about nonfiction in particular; and what you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Additionally, please submit 3-5 pages of creative/literary nonfiction (essay, memoir, narrative journalism, etc, but NOT academic writing) or, if you have not yet written much nonfiction, an equal number of pages of narrative fiction.

Apply via Submittable (deadline: 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, August 21)