Creative Nonfiction I
This class will help you decide the best way to tell the nonfiction story you want to tell. We will discover the true topic of our pieces, and how to most effectively explore those topics through points of view, scene, reflection, and form. Using generative writing, reading, and an introduction to the workshop model, we will begin to investigate our own personal stories. Students will generate 15-20 pages, which will be shared in workshop and will receive extensive instructor feedback.
Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.