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 introduction to the myriad forms of creative nonfiction.
Nora Resnick
content producer

Creative Nonfiction 101 | Level I

6-week Class

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $309
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $309
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $325

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1095  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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Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Sep 30
Wed, 2–5 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Oct 19
Mon, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Creative Nonfiction 101

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  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.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.

Creative Nonfiction 101

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    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
Not offered online.