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. This workshop is open to writers working on memoir, personal essays or in-depth journalism. Writers should have some writing and writing class experience.
A writing sample is required to register for this class.
A private conference with the instructor is included.
Begins: week of July 8, 2019
Day/Time: weeknight tbd 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Park Slope