Creative 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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A great overview of nonfiction writing genres and a chance to try your hand at all of them and see what you might like to delve deeper into.
Celeste Gventer
consultant

Creative Nonfiction 101 | Level I

6-week Class

NYC info, tuition: $315
Online info, tuition: $299
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $995 Request consultation

This course lets you explore types of creative nonfiction, and the techniques that go with them. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises

Creative Nonfiction 101 is for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher. Students must be 18 years or older.

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 Jan 8
Mon, 10 am–1 pm
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 Jan 31
Wed, 7–10 pm
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 Feb 1
Thu, 11 am–2 pm
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 Feb 13
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Creative Nonfiction 101 | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $150
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Topics include: overview of contemporary nonfiction, memoir/essay, features, description, getting published
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