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2022-2023 University Catalog 
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CRWT 234 Creative Nonfiction

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This craft seminar focuses on the forms and techniques particular to writing about the lived experience. In the attempt to build intimacy with the reader–a contract that writers of creative nonfiction must constantly negotiate–we will think less about being expressive and more about being communicative. Through a combination of writing and reading, students will explore a variety of nonfiction genres such as memoir, personal-political essays, profiles, and narratives that intentionally (sometimes dangerously) straddle the worlds of fiction and non. Writers studied may include Mary Karr, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Justin Torres, David Sedaris, Kathryn Schulz, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

Priority enrollment for Creative Writing majors & minors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.