ONLINE Creative Non-Fiction: True Stories Well Told
Creative nonfiction has become the most popular genre in the literary community; large and small publishers alike are seeking CNF titles more vigorously than literary ﬁction and poetry. The genre includes travel writing, nature writing, science writing, sports writing, biography, autobiography, memoir, the interview, and personal essays. In this course, we’ll examine the Five R’s of creative non-fiction: Real life, Research, Write, Reflect, and Read. We’ll write a few first drafts, then choose one and improve upon it each week—and our readers will be as captivated by fact as they are by fiction.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Laura Swart enjoys writing literary fiction, essays, drama, and poetry. She has taught writing classes to adult learners for over thirty years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. Laura is director of I-AM ESL, a virtual language school that uses story and song to teach the intricacies of English to refugees. Her degrees and research in education, philosophy, and theology have shaped her thinking, her teaching, and her writing.