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ENGL 4540 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Flash Nonfiction (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Focus on writing short (750 words or fewer) pieces of creative nonfiction in a variety of subgenres. To help us develop forms and techniques for this sort of writing, we will study and model many of our assignments on short lyric essays and prose poems in publications such as Brevity and In Short; quick profiles in New Yorker's Talk of the Town; human interest pieces in the Wall Street Journal's Middle Column; literary tweets; and flash fiction. Workshops will also be frequent and brief: each student will write and workshop a new or revised piece of short creative nonfiction weekly.

Instructor(s): Lad Tobin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17