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Nonfiction Storytelling

  • Builds writing self-confidence
  • Develops voice
  • Shapes tone and style

One of the most popular genres in the literary and publishing communities, nonfiction storytelling focuses on true stories told with the drama, verve, and descriptive language of fiction. These courses will inspire you to tell your own story through a memoir or a personal essay, or to write about people, places, and things you know. Other topics covered include travel writing, profiles, and opinion pieces.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Creative Nonfiction Writing

Explore the process of writing nonfiction with clarity and precision as well as with a poet’s eye.

2020 Fall
1 section

Jump-Start Your Memoir

This class is for anyone who always has wanted to write a memoir but can’t quite get things rolling, or is stuck in a rut.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Art of the Essay: How to Write Op-Eds and Nonfiction and Personal Essays

Learn how to write essays and then get them published in magazines, in newspapers, and online.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Creative Writing for Beginners: Saturday Afternoon Workshop

Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises while identifying your next steps as a writer.

2020 Fall
1 section

Writing About Health and Beauty for Online Publications and Magazines

This nonfiction writing course will give you the tools to write and sell health and beauty stories for a robust and growing market.

2020 Fall
1 section

Writing Midlife and Beyond

Learn how to shape your personal experiences and reporting into a compelling, publishable essay or feature for the midlife and beyond market.

2020 Fall
1 section

Social Media for Storytellers

As a creative professional, learn to harness the power of social media with easily executed strategies and tactics.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Writers' Workshop and Tutorial

This advanced writing workshop combines small peer workshops with the invaluable opportunity to work individually with a professional editor.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Writing Parenthood: Writing for a Growing Market

Produce a polished, ready-to-publish work of nonfiction about parenthood for a growing market.

2020 Summer
1 section

Crafting Great Essays from Personal Experience

Turn personal experiences into marketable essays or op-ed columns for newspapers or the web.

0 sections

Witness to History: Personal Essays and Memoirs

Choose a reported event and craft a personal essay that recounts it from your own perspective.

Writing Your Memoir

Bring focus and clarity to a memoir through writing exercises, analysis of published memoirs, and guidance.

You've Finished the Book--Now What? Guidance and Strategies for Becoming a Published Author

Learn from two veteran literary agents how to navigate the publishing landscape to publish your book without confusion or intimidation.