Creative Nonfiction III


Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.

Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Sustain 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

About this course:

Designed 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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Gordon Grice
8 days left. Enroll by Apr 8, 2020
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Enrollment limited to 12 students.Visitors not permitted. $100 nonrefundable. Not eligible for any discounts. Internet access required. 


The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, March 23 at 9:00 am (PST).

Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Creative Writing Certificate Program, or as an elective in a creative writing certificate.

For more information on programs and services offered by the Writers’ Program, please visit our website.

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
  3. After that, you will be asked to upload a writing sample, per the guidelines below.
  4. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the following requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

Submission guidelines: submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing a 10-page writing sample; a synopsis of up to one page for any longer submitted works (novels); a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class; and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 01, 2020
Course Requirements

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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