True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction — Syllabus

New York City/Zoom classes

The syllabus varies from teacher to teacher, term to term. But many of the topics will be similar to those covered in the Online classes.

Online classes

Memoir: An aspect of life. Mining your memory. Telling a real-life story.

Personal Essay: Any topic goes. Make it personal and universal. Shape and voice.

Feature Articles: Telling a journalistic story. Feature structure. Feature ingredients.

Profiles: Selecting someone to write about. Interviewing. Capturing a person on the page.

Reviews: Purpose of a review. Facts and opinion. Playing to your audience.

College Essays: Finding a fresh topic. Telling a good story. Enticers—opening, details, scenes.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.