2014 Workshop Description



NONFICTION — INSIDE OUT, OUTSIDE IN
Instructor: Elizabeth Rosner

"As a reader, I expect the same things from memoirs that I do from novels: illumination about what it means to be alive and why people, myself in particular, think and feel and act the way we do." ~ Beverly Donofrio

The creation of original and compelling non-fiction depends upon your willingness to select and translate the unique experiences of your life into meaningful insights for your readers. What are the stories that have been given to you to tell? What ideas and epiphanies arise from your sources of inner and outer material?

Whether you are composing shorter personal essays or longer narrative non-fiction, this workshop will focus on identifying your natural strengths and expanding your skills. In addition to discussing participant work, we will also consider a few brief examples of voice, structure and method among some contemporary masters of the craft.




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