Mar 30, 2023  
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FYSP 078 - Finding Stories in Surprising Places

FC ARHU WINT
4 credits
Whether you’re an aspiring writer and journalist, or just curious to learn about a new form of writing, this course will invite you to explore how creative nonfiction writers find stories in unexpected places, from Midwest state fairs to Florida swamps and the rural heartland of Ohio. Along with studying work by Hanif Abdurraqib, Darcy Frey, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and many others, students will be invited to examine Oberlin and its surrounding areas as fertile ground for creative stories. Ultimately, the course will be guided by the following question: How do we find and make meaning out of our surroundings?



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