Friday, December 13, 2013

Writing Nonfiction: Everything you wanted to know . . . available online!

He's back! The Dr. Jekyll in me is gearing up to teach an online course through University of Toronto. It's called The Art of Fact: An Introduction to Writing Nonfiction. We launch January 20. And the
particulars look like this: "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." You can find out more at the link above. Also:

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). 
Wherever you are, come on down.

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