Storytelling Truths: Fiction & Nonfiction Workshop

Course Code: BCPW 1502

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Be they fiction or nonfiction, fairy-tale or memoir, the stories we care about invariably "ring true." This course investigates the enduring power of story across the shifting boundary between fiction and fact. Students will study and experiment with a variety of forms, from short stories, micro fictions and novel excerpts to personal essays, nature writing and travelogues. Alongside lectures on craft and practice, and close reading of exemplary works, students proceed through in-class writing exercises to create original works of fiction and creative nonfiction for submission to an instructor-moderated workshop of their peers.