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Creative Nonfiction for Beginners

Introductory. Whether you have dreams of crafting memoir, publishing personal essay, or recording your memories for posterity, this course will give you the basics you need to write more satisfying and richly developed prose. We will look at examples from literary nonfiction that highlight the issues we will be studying, such as narration, description, dialogue, scene, etc. Students will generate 15-20 pages, which will receive extensive instructor feedback.

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Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Beth Slattery

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 05/22/2017

No Class On: 5/29/2017

End Date: 07/03/2017

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Beth Slattery

Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.

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