Penn Arts & Sciences Logo

Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry

ENGL 410.941


English 410 is a creative writing workshop focusing on creative nonfiction and poetry. The mode of the class is immersion and modeling. We read.  We consider. We write stories and poems that respond to the writers we read. Modes of creative nonfiction, narrative, structure, aspects of style and punctuation are studied. The “This American Life” radio program is used as a model for your creative nonfiction essay. The goal of the workshop is to submit one revised “This American Life” essay and a suite of poems in a final portfolio of revised work.