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Finding Your Form in Nonfiction

Intermediate | 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 — whole books in addition to standalone essays — and discover how other writers make and break forms. We’ll “try on” forms we admire. Then we’ll invent our own.

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Instructor: Kate Lebo

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/06/2021

No Class On: 11/24/2021

End Date: 12/01/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kate Lebo

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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