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Truth: Approaches in Narrative Prose

Intermediate / Advanced | Both narrative nonfiction and literary fiction make claims on the “Capital T” truth. If both kinds of writers rely on the same bag of narrative tricks, that is to say “craft,” how do the different forms understand what’s true and how do they approach eliciting it? In this workshop, we’ll read each other’s memoir, essays, short stories, and novel excerpts to parse out how the writer can best be of service to the truth they’re seeking. And we’ll examine work by writers who’ve written both fiction and nonfiction around in readings by Tim O’Brien, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Valeria Luiselli.

Instructor: Eric McMillan

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 10/28/2019

No Class On: 11/11/2019

End Date: 12/09/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Eric McMillan

Eric McMillan’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Iowa Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and Witness. An Iraq War veteran, he’s the winner of this year’s Jeff Sharlet Memorial Prize and a former Fellow at Hugo House.

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