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.


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

It allowed me to open up the creative side of myself that I often don’t get to use in my Monday to Friday work life.
Ashlea Cook
registered nurse

Creative Nonfiction 101 | Level I

6-week Class

Place & Price

  • Online: anytime, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $319
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $319
  • NYC: in-person  info
    tuition: $335

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1195  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

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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