Saturday, September 17, 2011

UC Davis Extension fall writing courses

Hello friends,

Though the UC Davis Extension writing programs are being discontinued, there is still time to take one last course. Winter 2012 will be the final quarter of offerings.

If you're interested in looking at this fall's courses, click here for more information.

I am pleased to let folks know that I will be teaching one of the fall UC Davis Extension courses, and I would love to see you in class!  Below is the scoop on that one. Click on the link above to enroll in it!

Happy writing!  ~Kate


Reading Contemporary Creative Nonfiction as a Writer

Reading creative nonfiction opens up some particularly complex and fascinating issues for writers of all genres. As Picasso famously said, "art is the lie that tells us the truth." Contemporary essayists are particularly attuned to that paradox, juggling truth and fact, statement and question, investigation and meditation, the personal and the universal, and other tensions in the crafting of their stories. Use this course to practice close reading and personal analysis from an exciting sample of contemporary nonfiction works with the goal of developing a more pronounced vocabulary for articulating your passion as a reader and, correspondingly, your values as a writer.


Oct. 3-Nov. 28: Mon., 6-9 p.m. (Oct. 3 & Nov. 28, 6-9:30 p.m.) No class meeting Nov. 7.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA


$445.00 ($475.00 if postmarked after 09/19/2011).


2.5 quarter units academic credit, X410.29

Required textbooks:

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction by ed. Williford/Martone ISBN 9781416531746,. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore. Season of the Body: Essays by Brenda Miller ISBN 9781889330693 and. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore. Firebird by Mark Doty ISBN 9780060931971. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore.



No comments:

Post a Comment