Finding the Right Form: Exploring and Shaping Creative Nonfiction
Date: 9/27/17 – 11/8/17
Class Level: Intermediate
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
• Regular: $234.00
• Member: $210.60
Creative nonfiction appears in many shapes, from traditional narratives to experimental forms. The "hermit crab" essay uses a predefined form to create something new. The "braided" essay weaves multiple threads to reach an emotional truth. This course encourages students to tell their stories in unexpected ways.
Writers will examine and discuss texts demonstrating these "shapes" and experiment with techniques to bring their stories to life, enliven imagery, and get to the heart of nonfiction. All texts will be available online. Discussions and prompts will help students generate new work. The teaching artist will also provide private feedback, if requested, and recommend where to submit finished pieces. All students will expand their portfolios and leave this course with unique and exciting work.