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Writers Workshops

Creative Nonfiction: Tell Your Stories Today – Online 2021-506

Course #2021-506
Tuesdays Starting September 28 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 5 weeks
Cost: $210 Instructor: Theodora Ziolkowski
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.

Do you have a story, or stories, you have been longing to tell, but are unsure about where to start, or how? ‘Tell Your Stories Today’ is a generative, no-stress workshop intended for writers hoping to carve out the time to tell their stories, and to also learn and practice strategies for evocatively communicating their stories on the page.

Designed to inspire and kickstart essays-in-progress for novice and practicing writers alike, over the course of this five-week online workshop, we will read and examine a variety of creative nonfiction essays by established writers, identify craft techniques used in each, and attempt to emulate these strategies in our own writing. Participants can expect to try their hands at a variety of in-class exercises sparked by the essays we study and will be encouraged to continue to experiment with their writing between our weekly meetings.

From our second through our final workshop meetings, participants will have opportunities to share excerpts of their writing with the group and may also choose one piece to submit for written feedback from the instructor. Participants will leave our five weeks together with ideas for engaging with their everyday surroundings with an eye for storytelling.


About the instructor

THEODORA ZIOLKOWSKI is the author of On the Rocks and Mother Tongues. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Writer’s Chronicle, Short Fiction (England), and Prairie Schooner, among many other publications. A three-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best New Poets nominee, Theodora’s prose has been listed in Wigleaf’s Top 50 List of Very Short Fictions (2020). She has received support from the Vermont Studio Center, the National Alumni Association (University of Alabama), and Inprint (Houston, Texas). Theodora is a recipient of the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing. Recently, she served as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast and Fiction Editor for Big Fiction. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston where she is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow. Visit her at theodoraziolkowski.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