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ENGL 3142. Creative Nonfiction Writing. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the opportunity to improve their understanding of creative non-fiction writing techniques. The course will familiarize students with the subgenres (memoir, personal essays, nature essays, literary journalism, lyric essays and travelogue) beneath the umbrella of literary nonfiction and reinforce the relationship between nonfiction writing and the techniques used by fiction writers and poets. Because in all subgenres of literary nonfiction the author must relate to primary and secondary materials, students will also master the ability to juggle such demands in their own writing. The course will center on two kinds of texts - those by well-known, professional writers, and those produced by students themselves. All creative materials produced by students will receive critiques in class workshops. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 (Grade C or higher). FA.