Master Class in Creative Nonfiction Writing

WRITING X 421.4

Review and reimagine your creative nonfiction book manuscript in this three-quarter course for students revising their work toward finding and agent and submitting to publishers.

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Remote
Starting at $3,860.00
As few as 34 weeks
9.0

What you can learn.

  • Review the elements of craft that make for powerful creative nonfiction
  • Discover how to weave universal themes into your next draft
  • Listen to guest speakers guide you through writing, revising, and publishing
  • Get feedback from a professional agent on your query letter and a manuscript excerpt

About this course:

Designed for writers serious about revising their draft memoirs and personal essay collections into polished works for publication, this 30-week course allows for in-depth critiques from a community of nonfiction writers, personalized guidance, and ongoing, one-on-one mentoring from a professional writer. In a challenging but supportive workshop environment, you will study the advanced elements of craft such as capturing memorable moments, developing a narrative structure, braiding your story with larger universal themes, and the art of revision. Guest speakers share their insights on writing, publishing, and the nonfiction market as you shape your next draft and prepare a professional book proposal. Master Class students' excerpts are submitted to an established agent for review and consideration at the completion of the course. 

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
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Instructor: Monica Holloway
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Fee:
$3,860.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
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Notes

No meetings March 28; June 20, 27; & July 4 2023.

Restricted course; approval needed to enroll. Not eligible for any discounts. Enrollment limited to eight students. Visitors not permitted. No refund after enrolling.

The priority application deadline for applications is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9am (PT). Applications submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Submission guidelines:

Please submit the following materials (Word Document or PDF only). The first document must contain: a one-page personal statement that includes your writing background, previous creative writing courses taken; and a two-page synopsis of your work-in-progress. In a separate document, you must also submit the  completed first draft of your creative nonfiction manuscript (either a memoir or personal essay collection). 

Note: participants in this master class work only on the project submitted for admission. No exceptions. Each page should be numbered, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, and double spaced with 1-inch margins.

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

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.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 03, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut & David Sterry
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Tue Jan 10, 2023
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Tue Jan 17, 2023
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Tue Jan 24, 2023
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Tue Jan 31, 2023
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Tue Feb 7, 2023
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Tue Feb 14, 2023
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Tue Feb 21, 2023
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Tue Feb 28, 2023
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Tue Mar 7, 2023
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Tue Mar 14, 2023
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Tue Mar 21, 2023
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Tue Apr 4, 2023
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Tue Apr 11, 2023
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Tue Apr 18, 2023
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Tue Apr 25, 2023
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Tue May 2, 2023
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Tue May 9, 2023
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Tue May 16, 2023
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Tue May 23, 2023
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Tue May 30, 2023
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Tue Jun 6, 2023
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Tue Jun 13, 2023
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Tue Jul 11, 2023
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Tue Jul 18, 2023
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Tue Jul 25, 2023
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Tue Aug 1, 2023
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Tue Aug 8, 2023
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Tue Aug 15, 2023
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Tue Aug 22, 2023
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Tue Aug 29, 2023
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