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Form is Your Friend: Crafting Creative Nonfiction

When writing creative nonfiction, we consider how to best shape the raw material of our experience into writing that resonates beyond us. We’ll examine the wide variety of forms available (braid, collage, container, and more), and we’ll craft our own essays. Readings will include essays by John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Rebecca McClanahan, Dinty W. Moore, and others. Each week, we’ll discuss readings, generate new writing, and comment on participants’ work in small groups. Expect to read and write between classes.

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: Jennie Goode

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 09/16/2014

End Date: 10/21/2014

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jennie Goode

Jennie Goode is a writer, editor, and teacher. Recent essays have appeared or are forthcoming in New South and Water~Stone Review. She was awarded the 2014 Judith Kitchen Prize in Creative Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2013 New South Prose Award.

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