Spring 2021

Creative Nonfiction

Listed in: English, as ENGL-224


Dennis J. Sweeney (Section 01)


This course explores the questions at the heart of creative nonfiction: What does it mean to tell a “true” story? And what does it mean to tell a true story “creatively”? A deep dive into essay, memoir, and genres of nonfiction that have yet to be named will allow us to form our own definitions of creative nonfiction. Through workshops that will encourage exploration, experimentation, and vulnerability, we will develop our own personal practices for writing from life. Writers in the earliest stages of their engagement with nonfiction are welcome, as well as writers who are seeking to hone their ongoing nonfiction writing and their possible senior projects.

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Sweeney.

If Overenrolled: The instructor will seek to achieve representative equity (majors, class years, etc.).


Artistic Practice, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021