/ Graduate Catalogue / Writing / 2014-2015

Workshop in Creative Nonfiction


This course is intended to help each student settle into his or her voice and produce work that resonates with his or her distinct set of experiences, interests, and insights. Though the prime focus will be personal essay and memoir, those who want to explore other nonfiction forms are welcome. The course work will include workshop pieces that students develop in conversation with the instructor and shorter exercises intended to open students’ awareness of their process. Students can expect to do an extensive amount of revision, to engage in a deepened practice of reading, and to draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.