Nonfiction: Essential Beginnings
WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
Starting at $475.00
As few as 6 weeks
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.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Marianne Villanueva
52 days left. Enroll by Feb 5, 2020
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after February 10, 2020
Book: Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington
Eighth Mountain Press