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This course will cover the basics of the genre. Whether you’re a writer of fiction/poetry/plays or just now entering the world of writing, this course is accessible and will answer questions like: What is creative non-fiction? What makes it different from journalism? Is memoir covered under creative non-fiction? What is and is not allowed in writing creative non-fiction? What elements make it “creative” or are borrowed from writing fiction? How do I research my chosen topic and conduct interviews? Each student will a chance to read examples of creative non-fiction and to write a paper on the topic of their choosing by the end of the course. Writing the paper includes gaining practice in interviewing subjects.

Allie Coker – Saturdays, 10am-12pm, Sept 14 – Nov 2 (Fall 2019)

This course is open to all levels.

Students should purchase “Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know about Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction”, edited by Lee Gutkind. You will need to bring paper and writing instruments to every class.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off the cost of this course!

All ArtSchool classes are 15 years old and up unless otherwise specified.