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Course Detail

14S114M When Art Imitates Life: Workshop Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Location: Hanover Senior/Community Center

Room: Room 215

Thursday, May 01, 2014 (one day)

Meets 9:30 AM-1:30 PM EDT
on Th

Tuition: $30.00
Level: Workshop

Status: This course is completed
Creative non-fiction has been defined as that branch of writing which uses literary techniques and artistic vision (like fiction or poetry does) to report on real people/events. It can include such works as essays, autobiography, journalism, and dramatic, true stories that use scenes, dialogue, detailed descriptions and other techniques usually employed by poets and fiction writers. A relatively recently recognized “genre” that involves writing from personal experience and/or reporting on other people’s experiences, effective creative non-fiction entices the reader with all the force of a good short story. We will reflect on examples before crafting our own work and sharing it on a voluntary basis. Bring pen, paper, experience and enthusiasm!

No required textbook.

Instructor -- Elayne Clift
is an award-winning writer and journalist and an adjunct professor of English and Gender Studies at several New England colleges. A senior correspondent for the India-based news syndicate Women’s Feature Service and a regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, her first novel, Hester’s Daughters, a contemporary, feminist re-telling of The Scarlet Letter, was published in 2012. Her works of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction have been widely anthologized and published internationally. She lives in Saxtons River, Vt.

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E-mail:  OSHER@dartmouth.edu - website: www.osher.dartmouth.edu

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