Speculative Nonfiction: Writing Truth-Seeking Speculation - Remote!
Speculative, fictional writing has its place within creative nonfiction. But how can speculation and imagination have a place in nonfiction? In this three-hour class you’ll learn how “truth-seeking speculation” can reinforce or uncover the essential truths of your nonfiction. Through readings and writing exercises, you’ll experiment with writing speculative passages in your creative nonfiction—how to truthfully imagine the thoughts, dialogue, dreams or actions about which you don’t have direct information. In this generative class, you can use the exercises to write scenes as seeds for new essays or bring an existing project you want to work with.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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