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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: Will Burns
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.

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

WILL BURNS grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his MFA in fiction writing from The New School and his PhD from the UH Creative Writing Program. He is a recipient of an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellowship, and a former Assistant Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. He currently teaches English at the University of Houston and Lone Star College. He is editing his first book, a magical realist novel set in Arkansas.

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