A writing sample is not required (but welcome) 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: Yahdon Israel
Begins: January 6, 2020
Day/Time: Mondays 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Park Slope
Yahdon Israel is a writer from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn who has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, Brooklyn Magazine, LitHub, and Poets and Writers. He graduated from the MFA Creative Non-Fiction Writing program at the New School and is the Awards and Membership VP of the National Book Critics Circle. Yahdon runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag Literaryswag, and hosts a web show for writers called LIT. Yahdon is the Editor-in-Chief of Brooklyn Magazine.