Please note that the first four online sessions of this workshop will be conducted via Zoom and participants will be provided information on how to join the 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.
Schedule: This workshop will meet online for the first 4 weeks, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT and then in-person for the last 2 weeks from 6 – 9 pm CT. Please note that a remote option will not be available for the in-person meetings.
In this 6-week workshop students will learn the fundamentals of creative nonfiction writing. Studying and experimenting with a wide variety of forms, from personal essays to cultural criticism, students will mine daily life and personal perspectives to write compelling narratives. The first four sessions will include writing prompts and readings. The last two sessions, which will take place in person at Inprint, will culminate in 30-minute student workshops. We will discuss the work of a range of established and emerging contemporary nonfiction writers such as Sarah M. Broom, Claudia Rankine, Joan Didion, Natalie Lima, and more.
- To cultivate an understanding and practice of basic creative nonfiction writing techniques through class discussion, creative and intellectual exploration, and student writing
- To equip students with various writing prompts and exercises to develop and sustain a writing practice beyond the class
- To cultivate a community of peer readers to support your work