Writing What’s Real: Exploring Creative Nonfiction - TUESDAY

  • Creative Writing
Sep 29 2020
Dec 15 2020
Instructor: April Darcy
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue7:00 - 9:00 pm
  4. Wed 
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  7. Sat 

Class dates

09/29/2020, 10/06/2020, 10/13/2020, 10/20/2020, 10/27/2020, 11/03/2020, 11/10/2020, 11/17/2020, 12/01/2020, 12/08/2020, 12/15/2020


"The very reason I write," says Zadie Smith, "is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life."

In this class we’ll explore the multi-faceted genre of creative nonfiction, focusing in particular on essays, memoir, and travel writing. Through wide reading of the genre, as well as in-class prompts and short weekly assignments, students will develop the skills to craft a narrative world out of the real world around us. Using literary techniques such as character development, scene building, and narrative arc, and being fully awake to the textures and details of our own lives, we'll tell our stories, finding the best format for each as we go. In this supportive, collaborative environment, you'll learn what creative nonfiction writing entails, read it widely, and be well on your way with at least two short pieces.


Participants must currently be 19 years or older.

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 12

Registration period

Registration starts on 07/21/2020 and ends on 10/20/2020.

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