ENGL 623 (01) - Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 11364
Intensive writing course emphasizing the blend of basic elements that constitute creative nonfiction: research, observation, and personal experience. Also readings and discussion of some of the best published creative nonfiction. Prereq: ENGL 501, 526, 527 or permission of the instructor. May be taken more than once for credit, recommended with two different instructors.
Section Comments: Students repeating this course for credit must visit the ENGL department office for a "Repeat for Credit" form.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Sue Hertz

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 332
Additional Course Details: 

Learn to make facts dance. By employing the imagery of a poet, the drama of a novelist, and the content drive of a journalist, we will craft vivid and compelling and maybe even publishable narratives based on your life and the lives of others. We will study and write both longform and flash, as well as digital and oral forms of CNF. For inspiration, we will read the masters such as Nikesh Shukla, Rebecca Skloot, Jerald Walker, Leslie Jamison, Joe Wilkins, and Jesmyn Ward.  In this class you will hone your storytelling skills, which transfer well to other forms of creative and academic writing, as well as career pursuits. Prerequisite: English 501, 621, 526, 527 or permission of the instructor.