About This Course

English 117AS: Creative Nonfiction
Duke University, Fall 2010
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm
Seminar  Room 3, Perkins Link
Professor Joseph Harris

This is a course for people who want to work more on their writing. My aim is to help you make your prose more clear, expressive, and forceful. Your main projects for this course will be two substantive pieces of nonfiction—one of which you will submit for publication.  We will read widely in the genre of creative nonfiction, but our real work will always center on the writing of the people in this class. If you are interested in a profession that involves a lot of writing—law, teaching, journalism, public policy—this will be a good course for you.