ONLINE Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
6 weeks* | Mondays | Begins March 11, 2024 | 1-3pm MT
Instructor: Sandra Phinney
*(there will be no class on April 1, Easter Monday)
MEMBER PRICE: $225.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $300.00
If you can talk, you can write. Everyone has a true story to tell. Actually, we have hundreds of stories! But, where oh where to start? And what does "Creative Non-fiction" mean, anyway? Over six weeks, you'll learn how to write everything from a 250-word postcard story to an 800-word personal essay. In the process, you'll end up with a tool box full of ideas and techniques to carry you forward.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Sandra Phinney’s stories have been published in over 70 publications including Nature Canada, Canadian Geographic, and the Toronto Star; and she is a regular columnist for JourneyWoman.com. Phinney has four non-fiction books. The latest is a travel memoir for Pottersfield Press (2018), titled Waking Up In My Own Backyard—Explorations in Southwest Nova Scotia. Currently, she has a contract with Pottersfield Press to publish a book of personal essays (spring 2025) and has three more non-fiction books in the works.
Phinney delivers writing workshops throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario on topics ranging from the writing memoir and travel writing, to experimenting with the craft of writing. In 2021, she was the Literary Artist In Residence for four weeks at Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO site. She lives off-grid on the Tusket River, in Nova Scotia. In her spare time she enjoys wilderness paddling.