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Advanced Nonfiction Writing: Xfic

ENGL 3353.301
M 5:15-8:15pm

This advanced creative nonfiction workshop lets students publish their final pieces on Penn’s online literary journal XficXfic is an innovative nonfiction journal for undergrad writers who want to test the boundaries of longform and earn course credit in English 3353. The type of stories Xfic most wants to publish are ones where the writer is in pursuit of immediate experience. Reality as it unfolds before your eyes. Then, in workshop, we will take the raw material of experience and transform it into compelling narrative through innovative and experimental techniques. Xfic seeks writers seeking new ways to discover meaning, who seek to be more daring, more performative, more excellent, more virtuosic, funnier and weirder, and, most of all, who seek to directly engage and invent reality at the same time. Come and join us! XFic is sponsored by the Kelly Writers House and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. For questions about the class, please contact Jay Kirk at

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
  • Creative Writing Workshop Course Minor (AECW)
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