ENG 135 Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Writing about the Arts

Nancy Cohen, M W 7:30 PM-8:50 PM

Students learn to use literary techniques to write factual, engaging narratives that read like fiction. Based on research, interviews, and personal experience, creative nonfiction encompasses a wide range of genres, including memoir, travel writing, nature writing, science writing, food writing, and biography. Prerequisite: One WI course. Enrollment limited to 16.

Topic: Writing about the Arts

Students will write true, fact-based stories that focus on artists and art, including visual and performing arts, music, theater and film. They will research their topics through conversations with artists and curators, observation and on-line and library research. They will write on a regular basis with the goal of developing the skills, the art and the discipline for nonfiction narrative writing.