Wednesday, December 19, 2012


The Art of Fact:

An Introduction to Writing Non-Fiction

ONLINE COURSE!!! For those who have registered, the syllabus has gone up.

Instructor: Ken McGoogan / University of Toronto / School of Continuing Studies

Ten weeks starting Jan. 21, 2013

The hallmarks of Creative, Literary or Narrative Nonfiction are truth and personal presence. The genre includes subjective and objective streams, and encompasses memoir, autobiography, biography, history, adventure, travel, and true crime. The writer of nonfiction employs memory, imagination, analysis, and research, and adapts literary techniques from fiction, journalism, and the essay. This craft-oriented course aims to enhance your ability to tell true stories.
Textbook: The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism, edited by Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-684-84630-6)

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