Creative Nonfiction II

10 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 17th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
In this course, a continuation of Creative Nonfiction I, we'll focus strongly on flow, voice, style, language, and revision as tools for crafting more compelling nonfiction. By the end of ten weeks, you will have practiced your writing style, workshopped what you’ve written, and focused on moving manuscripts from good to great. Each student will workshop two manuscripts of up to twenty pages each. In the meantime, you’ll examine and discuss published nonfiction works—personal essays, memoirs, lyric essays, and narrative journalism—to strengthen and hone your writing skills. A representative sampling of assigned readings include the work of authors such as: Jamaica Kincaid; Mark Doty; Barry Lopez; Ian Frazier; Chang-Rae Lee; Zadie Smith; Ted Kooser; Toi Derricotte.

This class is ideal for beginning writers who have taken Creative Nonfiction I or any previous formal writing workshop.

To learn more about instructor Eson Kim and her teaching style, check out the short podcast with her in our GrubStreet Instructor Interview series:

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Eson Kim
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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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