Creative Nonfiction II
This class will build on fundamentals in Creative Nonfiction I with additional focus on structure and narration. We will investigate traditional and nontraditional forms, including memoir, lyric essay, and more experimental forms, as well as the role of research in creative nonfiction. Students can expect to generate twenty pages of new writing, weekly readings, exercises, and workshops with extensive instructor feedback. We will read work by Melissa Febos, Lia Purpura, and others.
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Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.