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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

Creative Nonfiction II

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

In this course, a continuation of Creative Nonfiction I, you’ll explore more ways to write compelling nonfiction. We'll focus strongly on flow, voice, style, language, and revision—as well as a compelling framework and hook. By the end of six 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:

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!