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Six weeks, six keys. In each session, we’ll explore one essential element of creative nonfiction: creating a story arc, honing your first-person narrator, developing strong characters, gathering good material, choosing the right story to tell, and crafting overall theme. All literary nonfiction genres, from literary journalism to lyric essay to liner notes, are welcome. We will spend roughly equal portions of class time discussing the readings, reviewing elements of craft, and completing writing exercises.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Wendy Call is a recent writer-in-residence at a dozen locales, including national parks, universities, a public hospital, and Richard Hugo House. Her 2011 book No Word for Welcome won the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction.
Photo by Brian Weiss