The Human Nature of Writing
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
September 15th thru November 10th
No class October 13th
In this craft class and workshop, stories about human nature, the characteristics, traits, and emotions we all have and share will lead us forward and inform our craft. We will see how writers like Abraham Verghese explores the power of human touch, how Danielle Offri finds determination in dance, and how the poet Donovan McAbee finds humor and grace in aging. We will read these and several other writers and model how they employ what makes us human to drive a story. The class will include readings across fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; free writes; craft talk; and the opportunity to workshop your writing three times.
Open to all genres. Your writing can be on any topic. Prompts will be provided too. Workshop experience is helpful but not required.
Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
September 16th thru November 11th
No class October 14th
Memoir and personal essay are the original selfies! In this craft class and workshop, we will create our own literary selfies, snapshots of our lives in full color. We will read and analyze contemporary memoirists and essayists and learn how to push our writing in new directions. The class will include freewrites and the opportunity to workshop your writing three times.
This is a creative nonfiction class focused on memoir and personal essay. Workshop experience is helpful but not required.