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 full, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.
Lee Gutkind, the “Godfather” of creative nonfiction, defines creative nonfiction as “true stories well told.” We all have stories to tell, and in this workshop we will pay close attention to form and craft in order to best tell those stories. This six-week creative nonfiction workshop will focus on traditional variations of the form, sticking tightly to the personal essay. Craft techniques highlighted will include scene, structure, voice, and style, to name a few. I am a firm believer in the power of strong storytelling, and this class works to strengthen participants’ understanding and use of traditional literary techniques within creative nonfiction.
In this class we will read intentionally, write authentically, and workshop each other’s work generously. By the end of the six-weeks you will have read a variety of different nonfiction authors, fine-tuned your understanding of nonfiction craft, and drafted at least one new personal essay. Come prepared to dive deep into the building blocks of classic creative nonfiction!