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Finding Your Form in Nonfiction

with Kate Lebo

Genres: Nonfiction

Online

Intermediate

8 Sessions

Start Date: October 3, 2022
End Date: November 21, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

Formal constraints aren't just arbitrary rules that give writing shape and rhythm. They're restrictions that can set our writing free. When we're struggling to begin a work of nonfiction, how do we find the right form? How can formal constraints guide us toward the fullest expression of our art? We'll read a lot and discover how other writers make and break forms. We'll "try on" forms we admire. Then we'll invent our own.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo

she/her

Kate Lebo’s writing is anthologized in Best American Essays 2015 and her first collection of nonfiction, The Book of Difficult Fruit, was published by FSG in Spring 2021. She’s the author of Pie School and co-editor (with Samuel Ligon) of Pie & Whiskey.

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