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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 9 Weeks

Creative Nonfiction II

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  • $550.00 Non-Member
  • $525.00 Member

Class Description

You're familiar with the genre of creative nonfiction. But how do you carry an initial draft forward? How do you refine the choices you make as a writer? How do you get better at taking established techniques and making them your own? In this course, we’ll focus on advanced versions of strategies and ideas explored in Creative Nonfiction I, while also emphasizing revision and structure as tools for crafting more compelling nonfiction. You’ll examine and discuss published nonfiction works—personal essays, memoirs, lyric essays, narrative journalism, and more—to strengthen and hone your writing skills. We’ll look at the work of writers like Zadie Smith, Yiyun Li, Jo Ann Beard, Ross Gay, Maggie Nelson, Hilton Als and George Saunders. By the end of ten 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. This class is ideal for beginning writers who have taken Creative Nonfiction I or any previous formal writing workshop.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply or find out more, check out our scholarships page.

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!