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Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Let Your Story Unfold with Jennifer Lewis

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


“Have you always wanted to write but are stumped by the way to tell your own story?” asks instructor Jennifer Lewis. “In this remote class, by exploring different types of creative nonfiction, including personal essay, memoir and autofiction, you will find the unique way to bring your story to life.”

In addition to course readings from authors like Maggie Nelson, Kiese Laymon and Ocean Vuong, class will be comprised of generative writing exercises and workshops. Students will learn how to combine real-world facts and personal anecdotes with literary elements such as character development, dialogue and scene.

Jennifer says, “In a playful manner, we will allow form to dictate content, and as Brenda Miller states, ‘By doing so, we get out of our own way; we bypass what our intellectual minds have already determined as ‘our story’ and instead become open and available to unexpected images, themes and memories.’”

In a safe and supportive environment, this class will expose you to the many ways your story can unfold, and it will open you up to the unexpected. Come see why creative nonfiction has become the most popular genre in the literary and publishing communities.

October 28 – December 02
5 Wednesdays, (PST) 7:00pm – 9:30pm

$274.35 for members

$295 for non-members


October 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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