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

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Online (System Requirements)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 14—Mar 22
Drop Deadline: Jan 17
Units: 3
Tuition: $895
Instructor(s): Otis Haschemeyer
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is January 17 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is January 22 at 5:00 pm (PT).
Winter
Date(s)
Jan 14—Mar 22
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 17
3 Units
Fees
$895
Instructor(s):
Otis Haschemeyer
Limit
17
Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is January 17 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is January 22 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 creative 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. 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 foundation to accomplish your writing goals.

This is the first course of the two-quarter sequence, “The Creative Nonfiction Book.” Creative nonfiction is a fast-growing 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, these courses (of fered in Winter 2019 and Spring 2019) 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, 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 and is working on a book series.