Creative Nonfiction I

10 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting September 17th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Introductory
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this class, we’ll look at how to write compelling creative nonfiction through the use of voice, detail, perspective, and language. Each student will workshop at least two manuscripts up to fifteen pages each. We’ll examine published nonfiction works--personal essays, memoirs, lyric essays, and narrative journalism--to strengthen and hone your writing skills, including the work of authors such as:

  • Eula Biss
  • Leslie Jamison
  • JD Schraffenberger
  • David Giffels
  • Gerald Callahan
  • Ryan Van Meter
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Heather Kirn Lanier
  • Ira Sukrungruang

During the ten weeks of class, you will practice your writing style, learn the process of workshopping what you’ve written, and maybe even look at the world around you differently. This class is ideal for novice writers or more experienced writers looking to dive into a new genre.

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The instructor, Jason Tucker, gracefully facilitated insightful group discussions around readings, offered useful and applicable writing tools and exercises, and effectively held a space for critically minded and encouraging workshops. Despite this being a fairly late evening class, the group was consistently engaged and energized -- a circumstance that owes much to Jason's involvement. I was impressed with the rigor and support this class provided, and would highly recommend both the course and the instructor to anyone interested in developing their writing abilities.
- Leah Craig


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Jason Tucker
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction

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