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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Nonfiction 101

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe.
 
Here you will gain an introduction to six major forms of creative nonfiction— memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, and travel writing. You’ll learn what they are and how to create them. It’s a sampler platter, with no pressure to work on a specific project or settle on which type of nonfiction you prefer.
 
If you’re eager to explore the endless possibilities of nonfiction, your guided tour begins here.

Notes:

The 101 courses do not include workshopping of student projects, but students write and receive feedback on writing exercises and assignments.



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Level I
Creative Nonfiction 101 | 6-week Workshop
 

In this six-week course, you will find:

  • Starter information on six forms of nonfiction - memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, travel writing
  • Exercises that let you explore each of these forms
  • Tips for finding ideas in each form
  • Feedback from your instructor in a completely supportive and no-pressure environment
  • Development of your power to see story potential in the world around you
  • Techniques for bringing your nonfiction to life on the page
  • Exposure to a range of nonfiction writers
  • Confidence gained through practice and praise
  • Exposure to a range of nonfiction writers

A safe environment in which to build your nonfiction skills and broaden your nonfiction horizon

Nonfiction 101 is for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher. This is a survey course, designed to introduce you to a variety of nonfiction forms.

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Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

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Jun 16 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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