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Writers Workshops


Course #2019-312
Saturdays Starting September 14 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Allyn West
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Creative nonfiction isn’t just one thing. It’s a genre of genres, really. And this generative workshop will serve as an introduction to and an experiment in several of those genres, such as memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, ethnography, and mixed media, incorporating techniques of collage to include photography and audio recordings. We will focus on developing your writing in these (and other!) genres for publication, and we will also engage in exercises along the way that you will be able to adapt and share in your classrooms. All, whether first-timers or old hands, are welcome!

About the instructor

ALLYN WEST, who has an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University and a PhD in creative nonfiction from the UH Creative Writing Program, is a writer and editor in Houston and recipient of an Inprint Mary Gibbs Jones & Jesse H. Jones Fellowship. Previously, he ran Gray Matters for the Houston Chronicle and served on the editorial board of the Chronicle. He now works for an environmental nonprofit.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Fall 2019 workshop schedule click here.