Storytelling: A Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
Dust off those old blog posts or travel journals—preparing them for submission! Creative nonfiction is a broad genre that includes personal essays, memoir, humor, portraits/profiles, nature and travel writing, journalism (popular, long form, and literary), observational or descriptive reports, general-interest criticism, writing about, for, and with communities—and more. Pieces typically mix the factual and the highly personal, marrying research, memory, the poetic, and the playful.
Students in this course will read short examples of the genre, discuss the elements of writing that make for evocative and meaningful nonfiction, and learn about writing and publishing strategies. This course is ideal for beginners and those who have always wanted to write, but weren’t sure where to start. Each student will leave with the beginnings of a revised essay (or a “flash creative nonfiction” piece) that they can continue to develop toward publication. The instructor is published in poetry, creative nonfiction, and academic writing, and has been teaching writing, editing, and writing pedagogy for 20 years.
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Washington, DC 20003