Creative Nonfiction III

WRITING X 421.3
Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
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Classroom
Starting at $755.00
11 weeks
3.0 Credits

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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Instructor: Barbara Abercrombie
363045
Fee:
$755.00
34 days left. Enroll by Sep 17, 2018
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Notes

*This course is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY DISCOUNTS.

No meeting November 12, 2018. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 nonrefundable. 

The submission deadline for Fall quarter is August 27, 2018 at 9AM.

Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Creative Nonfiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction 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. At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.

  2. Click “Start” on the first Application page.

  3. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.

After that, you will be asked to upload a file as a writing sample. If you are pre-approved, check the “pre-approved” box and fill out your information. Once you finish the steps, click “Submit Application.”

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. 

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 17, 2018
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
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Location
Discussion
Mon Oct 1, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Oct 8, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Oct 15, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Oct 22, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Oct 29, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Nov 5, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Nov 12, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Nov 19, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Nov 26, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418
Discussion
Mon Dec 10, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 418

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