This course will be offered as a classroom course in the Fall 2013 semester. There has been a change in instructor. Ms. Hudson, the new instructor, has approved this description. Use the description for general information after Fall 2013.

Course Description

GLS 542: Creative Nonfiction: Memoir and Truth Telling

Instructor: Ashley Hudson

In every type of creative nonfiction writing, there is one overarching goal: to capture the truth. But there are countless ways to actually do this, and every writer must find his or her own method, tailoring stylistic choices to the needs of each unique story. For this course, we will study several forms of truth telling—including profile, memoir, reportage, and essay—and share the everyday stories unfolding in our minds, homes, and communities.


Amy Benson, The Sparkling-Eyed Boy, published by Mariner Books, ISBN 9780618433216

All other readings will be provided on Blackboard as pdfs.

Last Update: June 2, 2013

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