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Writers Workshops

Creative Nonfiction Online 2021-105

Course #2021-105
Mondays Starting January 25 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $240 Instructor: Erika Jo Brown
This workshop is full

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.

The instructor encourages the participants to get a copy of The Best American Essays 2019 edited by Rebecca Solnit.

In this course we will read and create works of nonfiction. With the materials we examine in class, we will dissect the character the author has created, and we will continually ask ourselves who is speaking. Conversations will center around persona, point of view, and voice.

We will be generating and exchanging work in class, and we will focus on grounding the reader in concrete reality via setting and scene—focusing chiefly on treating the mimicking of “real life” as a fun opportunity. Also, most importantly, we will view revising as a creative and generative act.

The writers in this course will walk away with an improved sense of how to create poignant and realistic scenes, how to harness authentic and unique voices, and how to revise effectively and independently. We will have multiple in-class writing exercises, and we will submit works of creative nonfiction to be constructively criticized in workshop.

About the instructor

ERIKA JO BROWN is the author of the poetry collection I’m Your Huckleberry. She teaches Medicine and Society, and other writing and literature courses at the University of Houston. Since 2016, she’s led weekly creating writing workshops at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Brown earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston, where she won the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and was recipient of an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/M. D. Anderson Foundation Fellowship.

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