WRT 386: Creative Nonfiction

Time Schedule and Topical Outline:

The class schedule, below, indicates class dates, major paper/project due dates, and reading/homework assignments. The instructor reserves the right to make minor adjustments to this schedule.

Week 1 (January 5-10)

Opening Procedures for WRT 386 Read “Chapter 1: Defining Creative Nonfiction” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 2 (January 11-17)

Begin Project 1, Memoir Read in “Chapter 2: Kinds of Creative Nonfiction” “Memoir” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 3 (January 18-24)

Continue Project 1, Memoir Read: “Chapter 3: Form” in Creating Nonfiction January 19th—Last day to drop a class with no grade

Week 4 (January 25-31)

Project 1, Memoir Due January 31 at midnight Read: “Chapter 4: Description” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 5 (February 1-7)

Begin Project 2, Family History Read in “Chapter 2: Kinds of Creative Nonfiction” “Literary Journalism” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 6 (February 8-14)

Continue Project 2, Family History Read: “Chapter 5: Dialogue” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 7 (February 15-19)

Short Week, Continue Project 2, Family History

Week 8 (February 20-28) WINTER BREAK

Week 9 (February 29-March 6)

Project 2, Family History due March 6 at midnight

Week 10 (March 7-March 13)

Begin Project 3, Travel/Place Writing Read in “Chapter 2: Kinds of Creative Nonfiction” “Place Writing” and “The City Essay”

Week 11 (March 14-March 20)

Continue Project 3, Travel/Place Writing Read: “Chapter 6: Style” in Creating Nonfiction March 15th—Last day to officially withdraw from a class

Week 12 (March 21-March 27)

Project 3, Place Writing due March 27 at midnight Read “Chapter 7: Revision” in Creating Nonfiction

Week 13 (March 28-April 3)

Begin Revision of Project (1, 2, or 3) for submission

Week 14 (April 4-April 10)

Continue Revision of Project (1, 2, or 3) for submission, draft editor email.

Week 15 (April 11-April 17)

Continue Revision of Project for submission

April 18 LAST DAY OF CLASSES!

Submit revised work to a publication, due by midnight on April 18.