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Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Intermediate / Advanced | This class is for those who are looking for respectful, in-depth feedback on their essays- or memoirs-in-progress. Each week we will workshop two student pieces, freewrite from prompts, and explore craft issues inspired by student work and questions. We will also discuss revision strategies, submission tips, and effective ways to facilitate your own critique group. How do we learn to stay accountable to our goals? The inspiration to keep going so often is forged in community.

This class is appropriate for advanced OR intermediate writers. Ideally this means that you’ve done one or more of the following:

  • taken a few writing courses in CNF and/or in other genres
  • written for several years semi-regularly on your own or with writing groups
  • are practiced at offering feedback to others and revising your own work
  • can have something ready to submit potentially by week three
  • can commit to reading and responding to two to three essays a week, in addition to working on your own writing

More than anything, I care that you are committed to generating and revising your work. There will likely be a range of experience levels in the class regardless, and we all define ourselves differently (e.g. one person’s intermediate might be another’s advanced). But at very least, I hope that students who sign up have learned to call themselves writers (even if they have not published), and are committed to offering feedback to their peers.

Anne is happy to answer more questions if you have them! Just email registrar@hugohouse.org

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Anne Liu Kellor

Class Type: 8 Sessions

Start Date: 07/09/2019

End Date: 08/27/2019

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Anne Liu Kellor

Anne Liu Kellor is a mixed-race Chinese American writer, editor, coach, and teacher based in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in YES! Magazine, Longreads, The Seventh Wave, Witness, New England Review, Fourth Genre, Entropy, The Normal School, Los Angeles Review, Literary Mama, and many more. Anne is the recipient of fellowships from Hedgebrook, The Seventh Wave, Jack Straw Writers Program, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She loves to support writers in finding their voice and community. Her memoir, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging was released in 2021 and praised by Cheryl Strayed as “insightful, riveting, and beautifully written.” Learn more at www.anneliukellor.com

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