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Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
This workshop is for individuals who have taken a previous Personal Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, or related writing workshop with Inprint or elsewhere.
This writing workshop is meant to help experienced writers develop a piece of creative nonfiction for publication. If you’re looking for a set of generous eyeballs to help you revise and tighten the nuts and bolts on a piece you’re ready for the world to see, this is the workshop for you. Responding intensely to one recently published piece of nonfiction, we will break down, and then build up, five essential parts of the storytelling process. Along the way, we will discuss practical considerations about publishing, including how to time your piece to what’s happening in the world and how to write pitches that will get editors’ attention.
About the instructor
ALLYN WEST, who has an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University and a PhD in creative nonfiction and literature from the UH Creative Writing Program, is a writer, editor, and teacher in Houston, and recipient of an Inprint Mary Gibbs & Jesse H. Jones Fellowship. Previously, he worked as an editor and served on the editorial board at the Houston Chronicle. He now works for an environmental organization. Allyn has been published widely in Texas Observer, Houston Chronicle, Glasstire, and elsewhere.
Please note that online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings click here.
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