Creative Writing For Teens and Adults Overview
In this eight-week course, students will read craft essays and look at and explore the various shapes and forms of personal narrative. The class will teach different techniques from hybrid experimental work, braided narrative, to the fashionable lyric essay. We will discuss overarching issues such as memory and truth as well as techniques such as perspective, transitions, and the use of sensory detail. The first four weeks of the course will be devoted to exploring the various types of nonfiction through generative (homework and in-class) writing exercises. In the second half of the class, students will have the chance to workshop their writing in a serious, respectful, and community oriented environment meant to challenge and inspire each member of the class. Nonfiction I is also open to more experienced writers who want to brush up on the basics or try their hand at a new nonfiction form. During class tea, coffee, and sparkling water—and the occasional charcuterie—will be served.
Space is limited to only 12 students and a minimum of 7 are needed to hold the class
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM, April 10 - May 29, 2019
The Wrightwood Arts Center, 6020 Park Dr
Class is open to anyone 16 years and older
no refunds for cancellation
if the minimum student count is not met, we reserve the right to cancel any class. However, we will contact you first to discuss possible arrangements, hoping to keep all classes open.
BA in English
MFA in Creative Writing