Course DescriptionDesigned for serious writers who seek to refine their creative nonfiction manuscripts--including memoirs and personal essay collections--into polished works, this intensive workshop helps you polish your writing and find your narrative's energy and unique voice. You also develop and perfect self-editing techniques as well as explore the current market. The course goal is to have two chapters and a book proposal or two short essays ready to submit to publishers, as well as increase mastery over this artistic form.
Course OutlinePolish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
Course OutlineSustain your voice and narrative energy through a full draft
Develop self-editing techniques to help you complete a thorough revision
Learn about the publication market for creative nonfiction
Develop a book proposal that reflects your project
Submission Guidelines for Creative Nonfiction III with Barbara Abercrombie
Please submit a 3-page writing sample and a short paragraph describing your work-in-progress. The sample should be from the project you plan to work on during the course. (Your submission should all be in one file as a PDF Document)
Pre-approvals* are accepted.
* If the instructor is already familiar with your work, you can request to be "pre-approved." The pre-approval submission waives the synopsis and writing submission portion of the application but does not guarantee admission into the advanced course.