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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LALW220 Creative Nonfiction 3cr

This course introduces students to the history and practices of creative nonfiction writing.
Here our connections to people, places, and things are expressed through nature and
environmental writing, travel and adventure too. In creative nonfiction, both memoir and narrative
nonfiction include the “I,” because direct experience is an important part of this genre.
Creative nonfiction writing gives us the space we need to reflect and give meaning to moments in
our lives. Creative nonfiction writing is an experimental art because meaning is discovered in
the act of creating; playing with form is part of the process. Students develop six essays of their
own that concentrate on one form: flash nonfiction. No prior writing experience required.

Prerequisites: LALW200

Undergraduate Elective