Honors Nonfiction Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Nonfiction Workshop

Fall 2020

Taught By: Zia Jaffrey

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 -- bringing together the personal and political. Students keep a journal, each week concentrating on a different aspect of craft. Three student works are carefully critiqued in every session. Assigned readings explore race, class, post-colonialism, and war, among other subjects, and include short essays, memoir, reportage, and travel writing by Katherine Boo, Atul Gawande, Haruki Murakami, Studs Terkel, Liao Yuwi, Svetlana Alexievich, George Packer, V.S. Naipaul, Jonathan Raban, Gay Talese, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Sherman Alexie, Emmanuel Carrere, Adam Phillips, Claudia Rankine, and others. This Riggio Writing & Democracy Honors course is open to all undergraduate students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:40pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020