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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I took the course because I hadn't written anything but a journal for 20 years. I wondered if I had skill and what kinds of writing I would enjoy, and now I have answers to those questions. It's a terrific course for anyone who wants to explore the basics of nonfiction writing.
Margaret Hamilton
homemaker

Creative Nonfiction 101 | Level I

6-week Class

NYC Tuition: $325
Online Tuition: $309
Zoom info, tuition: $309
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1095 Request consultation

This course explores 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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Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Creative Nonfiction 101

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Two three-hour sessions on separate days.

Zoom info, tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Creative Nonfiction 101 Topics include: overview of contemporary nonfiction, memoir/essay, features, description, getting published

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Creative Nonfiction 101

One-day Intensive

Seven hours in one day (with lunch break).

NYC Tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Creative Nonfiction 101 Topics include: overview of contemporary nonfiction, memoir/essay, features, description, getting published

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
Upcoming dates to be announced.