Recreating the Real: The Craft of Nonfiction
School of Consciousness and Transformation MFA 7142 3.00
An in-depth study of the art and craft of nonfiction that may include the personal essay, travel writing, the spiritual autobiography, social and political commentary, cultural critiques, stories of place and more. In our reading of both published essays and the work of participants, we will examine the methods, stylistic possibilities, and ethics of writing about real people and real situations and the boundaries of fiction/nonfiction. We will also consider the place of nonfiction in constructing a literary life, nonfiction as a persuasive tool for change, and the audiences for various kinds of nonfiction.