This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of creative non-fiction, also known as literary journalism. This broad genre includes travel, memoir, biography, essays, true crime, historical, medical or investigative narratives. The unit provides a scholarly framework to creative nonfiction and the work of writers such as essayists and literary journalists. In addition to the content provided by the coordinators, and in-class writing exercises, three major contemporary nonfiction writers take participants through the process of composition of their recent works.
1x2hr seminar/week for 4 weeks, 1x3hr seminar/week for 9 weeks
1x2000wd Creative non-fiction story (50%), 1x1000wd Exegesis/critical reflection (30%), 3x500wd equivalent Practical online submission (20%)