Creative Nonfiction II

with Meghan Lamb

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay

Online

Intermediate

8 Sessions

Start Date: January 23, 2024
End Date: March 12, 2024
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 12 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $391.50
General Price: $435.00

Lucia Berlin beautifully encapsulated writing from life: "I exaggerate a lot […], but I don’t ever lie." This course will investigate nonfiction strategies and narrative structures—including lists, profiles, braids, and epistolaries—exploring what it means to "exaggerate" without "lying." The course will feature weekly exercises and reading discussions, including work by Ocean Vuong, Dao Strom, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Each student will have two workshops, with written responses from their peers and the instructor.

This class builds upon Creative Nonfiction I, though Creative Nonfiction I is not a prerequisite. We encourage students to opt into classes at the level that is right for them.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • This class includes:
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 4+ hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Meghan Lamb

Meghan Lamb

she/her

Meghan Lamb is the author of COWARD, Failure to Thrive, All of Your Most Private Places, and Silk Flowers. She is a lecturer at the University of Chicago and the nonfiction editor of Nat. Brut, a Whiting Award-winning journal. Go to http://meghanlamb.com/ for more information.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

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