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CNF 01 W — Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Online course (System Requirements)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 16—Mar 23
Drop Deadline: Jan 19
Units: 3
Tuition: $880
Instructor(s): Otis Haschemeyer
Limit: 17
Status: Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 1/19 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 1/24 at 5:00 pm (PT).
Winter
Date(s)
Jan 16—Mar 23
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 19
3 Units
Fees
$880
Instructor(s):
Otis Haschemeyer
Limit
17
Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 1/19 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 1/24 at 5:00 pm (PT).
In this introductory course, we will lay the groundwork and develop the skills necessary for you to write your own gripping nonfiction book. Appropriate for writers at all levels, this course is designed to inspire your creativity and solidify your approach. We will spark new ideas and take a fresh look at old ones. We will discuss macro writing strategies and map out our intentions. We will also delve deeply into issues of narration and exposition as we engage in a daily writing habit, posting work each week for generous and supportive feedback. Short readings will serve as models. Our objective in this early stage is to explore, write, and encourage your work, nurturing it and making it strong. Whether you seek a wide audience or a specific audience, or you are writing for personal enrichment, this course will give you the tools to accomplish your writing goals.

This is the first course of the three-quarter sequence, “The Creative Nonfiction Book.” Creative nonfiction is a fastgrowing genre that includes memoir, essays, biography, and writing on such topics as art, science, and history. For those who want to write a book of creative nonfiction, “Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success” (Winter), “Creative Nonfiction, Book II” (Spring), and “Creative Nonfiction, Book III” (Summer) will provide invaluable instruction and a supportive community. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Otis Haschemeyer, Former Stegner Fellow, Stanford

Otis Haschemeyer received a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship, the Richard J. Margolis Award in nonfiction, and the 2007 Missouri Review Editors’ Prize. His creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Best New American Voices 2009, The Sun, The Rumpus, Barrow Street, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the American Alpine Journal, among others. He received a PhD from the University of Tennessee.
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