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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LALW220 Why I Write, Why I Create 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. [Formerly Titled: Creative Nonfiction]

Prerequisites: LALW200

Lecture
Undergraduate Elective
Fall