Creative Nonfiction Craft Intensive Workshop

Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Creative Nonfiction Craft Intensive Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM -
Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Arizona State University DC Center
(202) 446-0380
1834 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
United States

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Creative Nonfiction Craft Intensive
Weekend Workshop

Creative Nonfiction is the hottest genre in the publishing industry, not only in creative writing programs, but in science, technology, law, economics and throughout the humanities.

Whether you are crafting personal essays, narrative reports or memoir, it’s crucial to keep the reader in mind.

This intensive weekend workshop, led by Lee Gutkind, acclaimed author and editor of Creative Nonfiction Magazine and Dinty W. Moore, editor of Brevity, a Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction will delve into the craft of creative nonfiction.
This workshop will cover the following topics in depth:

  • Developing ideas into compelling stories
  • Crafting and recreating scenes from real life and from the past
  • Communicating critical ideas and information
  • Linking scenes together into longer, powerful narratives‚Äč

Participants will also get:

  • An overview of creative nonfiction – scenes and basic structure, long and short form
  • Tips on researching and interviewing
  • An overview of the business of writing – queries, selling, the marketplace

This will be an intimate workshop experience with limited enrollment, and will fill fast. Sign up today!

Weekend workshop only $149
(Includes lunch on Saturday) 

 Advanced registration and payment is required.


Saturday, Oct. 14 
9-9:30 a.m.

Coffee & Introductions 

9:30–10 a.m.
Overview of Creative Nonfiction

10:30 a.m. - noon 
Developing Ideas into Stories, and communicating critical ideas and information. The link between personal (memoir) writing and reportage. 

Noon - 1 p.m. 
Lunch with the presenters (lunch included) 

1-3 p.m. 
How to link scenes into powerful narratives, in both long form and short form ("flash") fiction. 

3-4 p.m. 
A generative writing exercise. Take out your pens and practice what you've learned. 

Sunday, Oct. 15 

9–11 a.m.
Quick takes on your Saturday writing exercise results. 

11-11:30 a.m.
On Publishing Well, Enjoying Yourself, and Staying in the Game

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
What next? An overview of the business of writing – Queries, Selling & the Marketplace

12:30 - 1 p.m. 
Q&A with Lee & Dinty 


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