Story & Style: The Truth About Creative Nonfiction
True stories, vividly told. This is my favourite definition for creative nonfiction, a genre of literature that has consistently defied easy categorization. But while this definition is elegant and concise – only four words long! – the work of telling true stories is often messy and rarely straightforward. In this workshop you will explore a true story that you are dying to write through a useful framework that will simplify the process and inspire your creativity. Whether you want to write memoir, adventure, biography, an exposé, a humorous rant, or some wild mixture of forms, this class will provide you with the tools you need to transform true happenings into true prose. Think of this workshop as a practical guide to the weirdest genre on Earth.
Please arrive with a rough idea of a true story you would like to write about. This story can be about anything at all. The only stipulation is that it must be true.