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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

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

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

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$342.00 Member Price:
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$380.00 General Price:

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Anne Liu Kellor

Anne Liu Kellor’s essays have appeared in Longreads, The New England Review, Entropy, Fourth Genre, Normal School, Vela Magazine, Literary Mama, The International Examiner, and more. She has been awarded grants and residencies from Seventh Wave, Hedgebrook, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Her memoir, Heart Radical, is forthcoming in 2021.

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