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Creative Nonfiction Writing

  • Summer 1 2021-2022

    June 14, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022 For All Students Register
  • Summer 2 2021-2022

    July 5, 2022-Aug 22, 2022 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1 2022-2023

    Aug 31, 2022-Dec 16, 2022 For Members Register

Course Overview

Tell your own stories and the stories of the world around you! This course centers on the art of shaping real experiences into powerful narratives while growing in foundational writing skills. Participants will read, examine, and write diverse works of creative nonfiction including personal narratives, podcasts, opinion editorials, profile pieces, and more. Emphasizing process over product, this writing workshop provides opportunities to create in new ways. Students will practice essential craft elements (voice, style, structure) while reflecting stories from their own lives, communities, and interests. They will also build a personalized library of inspiring mentor texts, consider opportunities for publication, and develop sustainable writing habits. Both in real-time video chats and online discussion spaces, students will support one another intentionally; feedback is an essential component of this course, and students will gain experience in the workshop model, actively participating in a thriving, global writing community. Creative nonfiction has never been as popular as it is today; participants will experience its relevance on their own lives as they collaboratively explore this dynamic genre.

NCAA-approved course

UC-approved course

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