Catalog 2021-2022

WRI 374 Narrative Nonfiction

In this upper-level workshop students study and practice telling compelling true stories. (Writing about others is emphasized, rather than memoir.) Elements of this craft include reporting and research, as well as narrative techniques: creating scenes, rendering dimensional characters, writing with voice and vivid description, and choosing the right story structure. Readings, contemporary and classic, vary in length from magazine articles to books. Shorter writing assignments build to the final project: a substantial (25- to 30-page) nonfiction narrative.




AWR 101 and AWR 201 or permission of instructor.