Next class is Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time.
As fiction writers, we invest considerable time and effort on storycraft, worldbuilding and structure, while treating nonfiction as mundane and unimaginative. But writing creative nonfiction can help you raise your profile as a writer – and put money in your pocket. This discovery course will introduce short work from a range of sub-genres, from reviews and food writing to personal essays and experimental structures.
Together, we’ll read a carefully curated collection to explore narrative drive in nonfiction and how innovative authors are combining research, literary devices, personal experience and fact to achieve thought-provoking work. We’ll also look at modern structures such as hermit crab essays and nonfiction flash, to see how fiction techniques and frameworks can create the bones of an engaging piece that is compelling, informative and powerful.
Join Sylvia Spruck Wrigley for a workshop in which she teaches you the joys of short nonfiction forms.
Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.
Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive the discount or free classes, depending on their support level and can also receive the video afterward for $40.
To register for this class, send an email with the following details:
- Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
- Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
- Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
- How you heard about Cat’s classes
You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.