Students in this course study a range of genres in creative nonfiction, including memoir, personal essay, and journalistic prose. Students use frequent writing assignments, assigned readings, and collaborative peer workshops to explore various elements of prose writing, with an emphasis on voice, description, narrative structure, and approaches to time.
You have the option to enroll in the individual course without committing to the entire Certificate in Creative Writing, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.
- Lecturer in Creative Writing
Lise Funderburg writes books, essays, and articles. Her annotated collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity, has become a core text in studies of American multiracial identity and race relations. It was recently released in a twentieth-anniversary edition that features updated commentary from original interviewees. Lise’s latest book, Pig Candy: Taking My Father… Read more