Thurs SYNC 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
The braided essay, the lyric essay, narrative nonfiction, hybrid form: What’s happening in contemporary literary nonfiction? In this workshop, students will review the form, history, and aesthetics of contemporary Literary Nonfiction while simultaneously writing, critiquing, revising, and completing their own creative nonfiction (new as well as ongoing projects). We’ll talk about structure and theoretical trends in literary nonfiction writing and discuss advanced experimentations in memoir, literary biography, personal essay, narrative nonfiction, research-based nonfiction, and the lyric essay. We will also discuss submitting to journals, publishers, contests, and agents.