Nonfiction: Essential Beginnings

WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn the basic elements of good storytelling
  • Excavate memories and discover fresh aspects of life stories
  • Generate new writing through weekly exercises and prompts

About this course:

Sometimes the best stories are true. To help you turn your personal experiences, anecdotes from everyday life, and family stories into compelling narratives, this workshop teaches beginning writers the basic elements of good storytelling. You learn how to excavate memories and discover fresh or unexpected facets of your life stories. Through weekly exercises, you generate new material and learn an array of fictional techniques to tell your nonfiction story, including how to play with voice, focus on a small unit of time, and describe landscape and character. By the course's completion, you will have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a nonfiction piece.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: liz gonzález
368069
Fee:
$475.00
73 days left. Enroll by Jul 31, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 5, 2019
Course Requirements

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

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Roberta Wax
368070
Fee:
$345.00
59 days left. Enroll by Jul 17, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.  

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 22, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Book: The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jul 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Wed Jul 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Wed Jul 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Wed Aug 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Wed Aug 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Wed Aug 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32

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