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ENGLISH 308-B : Advanced Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction II


The goal of this Advanced Creative Nonfiction course is to help you embark on a new level of professionalism in your writing. The emphasis will be on structure, technique, and style. It will also be on getting your work out there, i.e., published. We'll revisit the macro elements of writing creative nonfiction via close readings and discussions of published works. Readings will include short forms—personal essays, narrative essays, food writing, reviews, longform journalism, and interviews and profiles. We'll also examine the potential that book-length forms offer, e.g., memoirs. You'll complete weekly assignments, continue or embark on a work-in-progress, and submit a final piece of writing that's been revised, edited, and proofread. We'll discuss publishing opportunities and go over the submission process, including how to choose websites and journals to submit to, write email queries and cover letters, and pitch reviews and features. May not be audited or taken P/N.

Prerequisite: ENGLISH 208 or 308-A, or comparable courses in creative writing with permission of instructor. Students who have not completed ENGLISH 208 or 308-A should obtain instructor's consent and confirmation of appropriate writing experience. Please send an email to the professor with your writing background to request a permission number once registration for spring quarter has opened.

Spring 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/27/23 - 06/10/23W
6:15 – 9:15 p.m. 15
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Fay, Sarah
Chicago Campus
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