English | Writing Creative Nonfiction
W311 | 27023 | Robert Bledsoe


W311 27023 WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION
Robert Bledsoe

PREREQUISITE:  Requires permission of instructor.

2:30p-3:45p MW (15 students) 3 cr.

This course will focus on the personal essay, and “telling true
stories.”  We will study various forms of creative nonfiction,
essays that contain truth rather than “truthiness,” candor instead
of ambiguity.  Our discussions of these essays will explore the
techniques, styles, and approaches of published writers in this
genre.
Students will write a series of short essays (1000 words), and two
longer essays (2500-3000 words), which we will discuss using the
workshop method.  I intend to foster a safe, supportive atmosphere
where students can share their work.  Please email me at
robledso@indiana.edu for information.