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Writers Workshops

Creative Nonfiction Online 2022-103

Course #2022-103
Wednesdays Starting January 19 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $240 Instructor: Adele Elise Williams
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.

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!

About the instructor

ADELE ELISE WILLIAMS is an Inprint Nina and Michael Zilkha Fellow and a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Houston where she serves as Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast journal. She is a Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize finalist, winner of the Emily Morrison Poetry Prize and a Hindman Settlement School Poetry Fellow. Adele has taught creative writing at various institutions, from universities to correctional facilities. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in The Florida ReviewGuernica, Cream City Review, Split Lip MagazineThe Adroit JournalQuarterly WestBeloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her current goings-on can be found at adeleelisewilliams.com.

Please note that the registration fee and tuition for 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.