Life Writing in Poetry & Prose

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Life Writing in Poetry & Prose
Fall 2022
Taught By: Laura Cronk
Section: A

CRN: 11979

Credits: 3

Scenes from memory, overheard conversations, to-do lists, letters and instant messages, all of these ephemera can be used to generate work in the tradition of Life Writing. Originally coined in the 1980’s to describe a feminist, documentary approach, we consider the term in this course as it applies to poets, playwrights, nonfiction and autobiographical fiction writers interested in radical, precise authenticity. Inspired by writers such as Audre Lorde, Maggie Nelson, Kim Ji-young, and Édouard Louis, students develop a documentary and journaling practice and develop material collected over the semester into a final project of poetry, prose, or hybrid genre work.É

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:56am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 518
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 404
Date Range: 11/3/2022 - 11/3/2022