E 412C - Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction

  • 3 credits

E 412C is a workshop-heavy course for creative nonfiction writers in all subgenres—memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, lyric essay, and experimental essay—wishing to improve their craft and receive extensive feedback on their work. The first third of the course will review and deepen students' understanding of various elements of craft in creative nonfiction through reading and short writing exercises. For the remaining ten weeks, students will write, read, and respond to workshop submissions, as well as reading and presenting on one book-length work of each student’s choosing.

This course can be applied toward:


E 311A (Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction) with a grade of B- or better or E 311C (Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction) with a grade of B- or better.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction (2013)
    Lopate, Phillip
    ISBN: 978-1451696325
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