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Creative Nonfiction Crash Course (in Pittsburgh)

If you've ever been curious about how to write your own true stories, this is the seminar for you! If you're located near Pittsburgh, PA, join me on Saturday, January 19, for a 3-hour "crash course" that will introduce you to the genre of creative nonfiction and get you started as a CNF writer. No writing experience is necessary! 

Register by January 7 for just $25.

Crash Course Description: 

If novels are fiction and poems are, well, poetry, then what are memoirs? What about essays, narrative journalism, and so many of the true stories that we love?

From books to magazine articles to podcasts, creative nonfiction stories surround us. This seminar will introduce you to the history of the genre and show you how to use the building blocks of creative nonfiction—including scene, character, dialogue, and reflection—to write your own true stories. No writing experience is necessary.

book included with registrationDuring this workshop you will:

  • LEARN about the history and scope of creative nonfiction;
  • DISCOVER the genre through a variety of examples;
  • EXPLORE the building blocks of telling great true stories;
  • START writing using prompts; and
  • DISCUSS resources for future learning, reading, and writing.

The workshop is open to writers of all levels. 

Registration includes a copy of True Stories, Well Told, edited by Lee Gutkind and Hattie Fletcher. 

Learn more and register here. 

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