During the summer residency, students will be introduced to the historical and contemporary context of this literary genre, attend lectures, panels and seminars on developing marketable creative nonfiction book ideas, as well as the art and craft of creative nonfiction writing. Students will meet daily in small groups with their Mentorship I mentors to further discuss craft and ethical issues as well as hone and finalize the subject of their book proposal and draw up a “contract of deliverables” (writing and readings assignments) for Mentorship I. In the fall, they will complete a variety of writing assignments.

Syllabus: Download the latest course syllabus [PDF].

Note:  Includes summer residency

Restricted to students in: Degree: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction