Experiments in Creative Nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is one of the most mysterious and flexible forms in modern writing. In this 6-week workshop, writers will explore how material from their everyday lives can be crafted into compelling writing with a distinctly personal style.
Each week, we'll look at authors who push the boundaries of personal narrative, using common forms--lists, letters, portraits, instructions--as structures for surprisingly personal stories. Through brainstorming and writing prompts, we'll use these experimental angles as models for our own original work and learn how to give constructive feedback to our peers. As our body of work grows, we'll discover an exciting new avenue to collect and express our own unique perspective.
Workshop time will be devoted to readings, in-class writing, and individual feedback on works in progress.
Ages 13 and up. Teen Studio will continue on weekday afternoons throughout the school year.