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Nonfiction Startup

Come with a shiny new idea or a clunky third draft, and we’ll get your project moving forward. Class exercises will include strategies for focusing in on the core of your story as well as developing your draft with clarity and purpose. We’ll discuss the basic elements of creative nonfiction, such as character, voice, and scene, and practice using them as tools for telling stories. We’ll read leading nonfiction voices for inspiration and hold a workshop for gathering feedback.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Erin Sroka

Class Type: 8 Sessions

Start Date: 01/21/2016

No Class On: February 11

End Date: 03/17/2016

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$325.00 General Price:

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Erin Sroka

Erin Sroka's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New New South and Oxford American. She is a recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship in Journalism, and a grant from the Durham Arts Council.

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