Writing Nonfiction

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  • “What did I learn at this workshop?

      • The myriad ways of approaching nonfiction writing. Almost anything can be your subject, so long as you have a passion for it
      • Research can be in an archive or on google (but definitely not just on google) or it can be hanging out and getting the feel for a place or person. I love the idea of anecdotal (mother-in-law_ research
      • Interviewing should never be cross-examination
      • ledes’  – click on that, you’ll love it

    [This workshop] also reminded me of the joy of being given—and giving myself—permission to free-write.”

    Richard, March 20, 2021

  • “[The instructor’s] style was encouraging. I learned that there are different sources and means for research, and different genres of nonfiction. I learned how different texts are analyzed. I didn’t know what I would write and then my piece surprised me. The analysis of my writing was revealing.”

    Ingrid, March 20, 2021

  • “I learned to read and analyze a nonfiction piece from a technical perspective. This gave me a lot of understanding of the do’s and don’ts when writing a nonfiction piece myself. [The instructor] helped me get a sense of what the reader would like to know more about in my own writing, and what could be ‘skipped.’ The way the workshop was conducted was very encouraging and informative.”

    Tanushree, March 20, 2021

  • “I learned a great deal–– about the different forms of creative nonfiction, and about approaches that different writers take. The deep dive into the nonfiction pieces provided brought to light a number of techniques and strategies that I wouldn’t have been able to glean on my own. This was really helpful.”

    Lara, June 20, 2020

  • “I enjoyed this workshop so much; I left feeling empowered and confident.

    I got to experience a new way of writing that I wasn’t fully aware of previously. I plan to continue writing narrative nonfiction.”

    Giusy, March 1, 2020

  • “I enjoyed the workshop so much! The group was indeed diverse, and it was interesting to hear such varied work. Thank you for your enthusiasm; it really sparked my desire to write more often.”

    Alana, March 1, 2020

  • “I realised the importance of being prepared for an interview and asking the right questions.”

    Jasmine, August 29, 2019

  • “Thank you for the inspiring weekend. I learned interviewing techniques (I’d been focusing mostly on the writing part, not what precedes it), and I’m planning to continue writing nonfiction.”

    Giulia, March 24, 2019