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Six Keys to Nonfiction Prose [Wendy Call]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $220.50
General Price: $245.00

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Six weeks, six keys. Each week, we’ll explore one essential element of creative nonfiction: story arc, first-person narrator, strong characters, compelling theme, and inspiration to keep writing. Short readings by James Baldwin, Jo Ann Beard, Zora Neale Hurston, Annie Dillard, Rubén Martínez, Lucia Perillo, and Alice Walker will guide us. All nonfiction genres, from literary journalism to lyric essay, are welcome. We will spend roughly equal portions of our class time discussing the readings, reviewing elements of craft, and completing writing exercises. This is not a workshop.

No class Nov. 10.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.

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