LTWR 8C (A00) - WRITING NONFICTION
Instructor: Camille Forbes
This course is generally titled “writing nonfiction” but we'll take a focus further, on what has been called “creative” or “literary” nonfiction. What’s the difference? We’ll use a basic definition. For our purposes, “literary” nonfiction has three central characteristics: it’s based on actual events, people, and places; it’s written with a special focus on language; and it’s written generally with more engagement with the personal (view and experience) than other types of nonfiction writing. For us, creative nonfiction will exclude: journalism, with its focus on accuracy, straightforwardness and objectivity (whether realized or not); academic writing (reports, academic research, and other scholarly writing); and fiction, as invented material, characters, etc. (although we might argue about the details).