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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Creative Writing 101: Nonfiction

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  • $130.00 Non-Member
  • $110.00 Member

Class Description

Do you have a story to tell? Have you always wanted to try writing personal essays or a book-length memoir but don’t know where to begin? In this class, you’ll take a quick survey through the various forms of narrative nonfiction, read selections from authors such as Anne Lamott, Joan Didion, Ian Frazier and David Sedaris, do a series of exercises designed to explore and unearth material, and have a chance to share what you’ve written in class for quick, on-the-spot feedback aimed at identifying what’s most compelling in the work and how you might develop it further. Come to class ready to read, write, and engage in lively discussions, and expect to leave with a basic understanding of the directions available to you in nonfiction, some original material to work with, and a clearer idea where to go from here.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!