Creative Nonfiction I: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction with Lindsey Crittenden
“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson wrote in what could serve as an invitation to the genre of creative nonfiction. From memoir to feature article to personal essay, creative nonfiction blends observation of the outside world with personal experience. Nonfiction, by definition, records that which happened in reality; “creative” allows the truth to transcend objective reality by “slanting” the narrative through each writer’s distinctive vision. In this course, students will develop their skills and hone their voice through completion of directed exercises and assigned readings. Particular emphasis will be paid to specific elements of craft, including voice, scene, characterization, and setting.
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