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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Introductory
  • 9 Weeks

Creative Nonfiction I

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  • $480.00 Non-Member
  • $455.00 Member

Class Description

This course is an introduction to the craft of writing compelling creative nonfiction. Topics discussed include voice, detail, perspective, and use of language. By the end of ten weeks, 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. Each student will workshop at least two manuscripts up to fifteen 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. You will examine and discuss published personal essays to strengthen and hone your writing skills, including the work of authors such as:

  • Maya Angelou
  • Bernadette Esposito
  • Ian Frazier
  • Chang-Rae Lee
  • Zadie Smith
  • Mako Yoshikawa
  • Alice Munro

This class is ideal for novice writers or more experienced writers looking to dive into a new genre.

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


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!