True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction

They say truth is stranger than fiction…and it’s often more interesting. Especially if you can translate that truth into fascinating pieces by learning the craft that goes into creative nonfiction.
 
Here you will gain an introduction to six major forms of creative nonfiction— memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, and college essays. You’ll learn what they are and how to create them. Each class is taught by a teacher adept at helping young writers discover and develop their unique voices.
 
Better writers produce stronger college applications, and an extracurricular writing class is an impressive addition to any profile. When you know how to express yourself well with words, you’ve got a special power.

Notes

In NYC, this course is offered as a 6-week class (with 3-hour sessions), and also as a 4-week class in the summer (with two 2-hour sessions per week). It’s also offered as a 5-hour One-day Intensive.
 
Online, this course is offered in partnership with Teen Ink, a national magazine written by and for teens. All students receive a free one-year subscription to Teen Ink.

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The instructor was very thorough and really helped me progress to my full potential.
Diana Whistance-Smith
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True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction | Level I

6-week Class

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

Teen classes are for students age 13-17.

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 Jul 18

True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction | Level I

4-week Class

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

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

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises

Teen classes are for students age 13-17.

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 Aug 8
Tue/Thu, 3–5 pm
555 8th Ave.