Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (ENGL6984)


This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of creative non-fiction: a diverse genre that can include travel, memoir, biography, personal Essays, and historical, medical, investigative, or literary narrative. The unit provides a scholarly framework to creative non-fiction writing and the work of writers such as Essayists and narrative journalists. In addition to the content provided by the co-ordinators, three major contemporary non-fiction writers take participants through the process of composition of their recent works.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x2000wd Creative non-fiction story (40%), 1x2000wd Exegesis/critical reflection (40%), 4x 500wd Participation & in-class writing (20%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.