A Model for Narrative Nonfiction: A Close Read of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Date: 9/21/17 – 10/26/17
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Class Level: Open to All Levels
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00
One of the best ways to learn how to write narrative nonfiction is to thoroughly read and analyze a successful book. Rebecca Skloot's best-selling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks offers timeless instruction on the craft of creative nonfiction—from the role of research to the narrator's voice to structure, language, and narrative.
This class is for anyone who wants to improve their own nonfiction writing by taking a look at what makes a narrative nonfiction book compelling and readable. Each week students will examine one aspect of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and think about ways to apply it to their own nonfiction writing. Each class period will be a mix of discussion that focuses on craft as well as writing prompts. Students should be able to obtain a copy of the book to bring to class each week.