In-Person: Seaport

Nonfiction Generator Bootcamp

Wednesday, March 29th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
14 seats max

Generate new material for an existing or future nonfiction project—whether personal essay, memoir, creative nonfiction, or otherwise—in this 3-hour, in-class-writing-focused seminar. Inspired by short published texts and prompts, you'll try out a half-dozen (or so) exercises to help practice your skills in craft areas such as description, setting, scene-writing, point of view, character, reflective voice, and play with form and voice. On a voluntary basis, you may briefly share the work you produce in class.

By the end of class, you'll have generated a handful of short passages which can serve as "starts" and new directions for your work. For writers of all levels.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Ethan Gilsdorf
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  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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