Snippets From Your Life

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Snippets From Your Life

<p>What do Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov and Helen Garner have in common? They all wrote about small snippets of their life and turned the stuff of the everyday into art. Learn how to embrace moments

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What do Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov and Helen Garner have in common? They all wrote about small snippets of their life and turned the stuff of the everyday into art. Learn how to embrace moments from your life and spin them into a true story. Consider themes such as your childhood home, your most unusual friendship or your most surprising day.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Creative nonfiction eg Helen Garner, Everywhere I Look or The Feel of Steel


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Works of creative nonfiction by significant authors including Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov and Helen Garner.
  • The range of themes that emerge from a consideration of those works.
  • How to look at everyday life as an opportunity for stories.
  • Techniques and styles as to what makes an engaging work of creative nonfiction.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOME
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Gain a greater knowledge of the variety of works of creative nonfiction.
  2. Identify opportunities for stories in everyday life.
  3. Understand techniques and styles in what makes an engaging work of creative nonfiction.
  4. Write a work of creative nonfiction from material from your own life.