Kerry Reilly is a writer, teacher and scholar of creative nonfiction writing and writing in the visual arts. She has developed a series of creative nonfiction courses and has founded and chaired the PWR's CNF Committee which provides information, training and support for faculty who are interested in incorporating non-traditional forms of academic writing into their courses.
literary nonfiction writing (narrative, memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, literary journalism, hybrid and non-traditional forms of academic writing), writing and rhetoric, composition studies, travel writing, writing in the visual arts, prose poetry, philosophy, human rights, art, design
WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 2020 - Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Explores from both the reader's and writer's perspectives the forms of creative nonfiction, including personal essay and memoir. Students will read and write extensively within this genre, develop skill in revision and peer critique and learn how to submit work for publication. Does not fulfill core requirements. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3007 - Writing in the Visual Arts
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Enables students in the arts to improve their writing skills through organization, presentation, critique and revision. Writing assignments include formal writing (analysis and argument), informal writing and grant proposals. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).