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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.


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

Section 801


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

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


Dana Chellman
Dana Chellman

Ms. Chellman earned her Master's degree in Creative Nonfiction from CSU in 2017. One of her thesis essays received the Association of Writer's and Writing Program's Intro Journal Award and can be found in Iron Horse Literary Review. She now lives in Walden, CO, where she teaches at the local high school and raises chickens.