Six sessions, Monday evenings
Begins November 2nd (skipping the week of Thanksgiving (11/23)
Often, we yearn to write about our lives, but get stuck on how to begin. Luckily, there are countless ways to tell a story. Creative nonfiction holds many subgenres within itself: memoir, personal essay, travel/food writing, lyric essay, literary journalism, and more, so with these variations and possibilities as our focus, this workshop will pay close attention not only to the subjects we hope to write about, but also the kinds of containers we can imagine to amplify and expand our stories for a larger audience. We will focus on successful moves other writers make, new ways to approach challenging subjects, and how to embody our experiences more fully on the page.
What to expect each week:
- A choice of writing prompts
- Examples of engaging, contemporary creative nonfiction
- A discussion of assigned readings and new writing, focused on generating new possibilities for our writing
Anyone who is interested in writing with a small, dedicated community of fellow creators is welcome, from beginners to those working on a project already in process.
Space is limited. For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.