Course Description: Creative Nonfiction: Literary Journalism

What is creative nonfiction, and why is it so popular these days? This class introduces students to writing creative nonfiction. Emphasizing literary journalism on such topics as science, nature, travel and cultural criticism. Writers with a range of experience will practice prose craft exercises, critical reading of published authors and responding constructively to other writers' work. Experience this dynamic genre with Greg Lyons, a long-standing and popular COCC faculty member, and write some creative nonfiction of your own. All skill levels welcome!

 Course Details: (seats remaining)

Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 03/28/23 and ending on 04/25/23
Times: 04:00pm-06:00pm
Class Price : $139.00

Additional Course Information

Required Book for this Class: Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth, by Bill Roorbach, published by Oxford University Press, 2001; ISBN: 978-0195135565. Students should acquire the book before the first class. The book is available through many online book vendors.


Name Additional Resources
Greg Lyons

Facility Detail

COCC Pioneer Hall
PIO 200B
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Cancellation Policy

Students must cancel by contacting our office via phone: (541) 383-7270 or email: Cancellations received 5 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund. Full refunds are also issued for classes cancelled by COCC. Refunds will be issued back to your card or in the form of a check and mailed within two weeks of the cancellation date if paid by check or cash. Failure to participate in a course or program does not result in a refund. Exceptions to the general refund policy are noted in the course descriptions on our website and in the printed schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at (541) 383-7270.