PWRI 4120 - Writing the Personal Essay
This course concentrates on the craft of writing the personal essay, which includes popular subgenres such as narrative nonfiction, travel writing, humor, book and performance reviews, “think pieces,” lyrical nature writing, literary journalism, and experimental forms. The primary focus will be on applying fundamentals and techniques of creative nonfiction to personal essays in particular. Class discussions will emphasize essential writing skills and professional approaches to research, taking advantage of a supportive workshop format. Students will express their ideas about both craft and content and to workshop their writing with a view toward professional publication.
NOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for to see the next time this course is offered.