This class is *FULL* – please fill out an application with contact info to be added to the waitlist, or apply for our next Creative Nonfiction workshop.
A writing sample is not required for this class. Please fill out an application with your contact info.
Through group discussion of student work, plus that of published authors, writers in this workshop will examine the art and craft of creative nonfiction. The focus will be on learning to understand and use a full range of literary techniques in order to tell a truly compelling nonfiction story. Topics such as the use of dialogue, the creation of scene, attention to style and how to craft structure from true events will be discussed. Participants will also spend time talking about the particular responsibilities that come with writing creative nonfiction. In-class writing prompts will be used to inspire and motivate students to produce new work.
This workshop is open to writers working on memoir, personal essays or in-depth journalism.
A private conference with the instructor is included.
Instructor: Zaina Arafat
Begins: May 22, 2018
Day/Time: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Fort Greene
Zaina Arafat’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE, and NPR, among others. She holds an M.A. from Columbia and an M.F.A. from Iowa, where she also taught writing and was selected as one of the most influential teachers on campus. She has served as an editor for various publications, and currently guest edits for The Margins. She grew up between D.C. and the Middle East and now lives in Brooklyn, where she is working on a novel and a collection.