Honors Nonfiction Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Nonfiction Workshop

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jessie Sholl

Section: A

CRN: 4888

Credits: 3

In this workshop, students sharpen their skills as storytellers, drawing from their own experience and linking their narratives to larger, timely themes--mixing the personal and political. Three student works are carefully critiqued each week. Assigned readings explore race, class, immigration, gender, and war, among other subjects, and include short essays, memoir, reportage, multimedia/collaborative projects, and travel writing by Svetlana Alexievich, Maya Angelou, Katherine Boo, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Teju Cole, Molly Crabapple, Roxane Gay, Marwan Hisham, Randa Jarrar, Chang-Rae Lee, Valeria Luiselli, Alia Malek, Haruki Murakami, V.S. Naipaul, Joe Sacco, Cheryl Strayed, Ocean Vuong, Liao Yiwu, and others. This Riggio Writing & Democracy Honors course is open to all undergraduate students. (Please note: Some of the readings may change.) 

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 2:21am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021