CREATIVE NONFICTION: SHORT LITERARY SKETCHES
There are forms of prose that are off the beaten track from traditional forms (essays, fiction), fine passages of literature that depict the multitudinous “snapshots” that comprise human life, experiences and imagination, and the natural and societal environments around us. These “defying” forms of writing are usually short in length and come in their own various structures and with their own “personalities”: prose poems, literary sketches, vignettes, flash essays, and short lyric or meditative essays. Students will read and dissect these kinds of prose works and mostly enjoy applying their heads and hearts and hands at writing them.
No text required; readings will be provided in class or as online assignments.