Creative nonfiction is a prose genre that applies the techniques of literary craftsmanship to the task of accurately representing reality. In this course, we explore the theory and practice of creative nonfiction by reading and writing in a variety of forms, including profile, travel writing, memoir, personal essay, nature writing, and literary journalism. This course includes a heavy writing component, and your work is critiqued and edited in a workshop setting.
PhD in European history, Harvard University, 1998. After several years as academic, Lisa Abend became a journalist and is currently a correspondent for TIME magazine. She contributes to several other magazines and newspapers and is author of The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli. With DIS since 2014.