Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Personal Essay

Instructor: David Hollingsworth

Instructor Contact Info: DHollingsworth@lindenwood.edu

Instructor Bio:
David Hollingsworth--MFA, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Fiction has appeared in Pubscriber and Space and Time Magazine
  • Teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Lindenwood University
Course NumberIMF 54600

Course Title: The Personal Essay

Available Sections: OL1

Class Type: Workshop & Craft

Course Description:
This course will focus on the wellspring of memory and reflection and the employment of narrative in creative nonfiction. Students will discuss a variety of personal essays, noting the use of voice, character development, sense of place and time, and narrative arc, and will write their own creative nonfiction pieces for workshop.

Textbook info:
Tell It Slant
Miller & Paola
McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition, 2012
9780071781770

Class Preview Date: September 19 (do not post in class until start date of 10/3; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 9/16)

Class Start DateOctober 3

First Assignment Info -- Click link to read important updated information before class begins, including the new video journal requirement for LU's student identity authentication policy.

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