Write Here, Write Now: An Introduction to Immersion Writing

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Literature
Creative Writing
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

Over twelve weekly sessions, this course will facilitate student engagement with a genre of writing that merges the boundaries between literary art and research nonfiction. Creative nonfiction is the writing of the real. Practitioners explore both the world around them and the world within. Although it employs many of the same literary devices as fiction, creative nonfiction allows the writer to engage with moments from real life, and in so doing, to look for new meaning. As part of their study abroad experience, students will experiment with approaches such as Travel Writing, Immersion Journalism, and Immersion Memoir, with authenticity and inventiveness serving as keystones in the process.