Writing Nonfiction

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  • “For me this was a literary feast! It was the first time I have ever participated in such an event, it was the first time I shared my writing with strangers, and it was the first time since my primary school days that I received formal instruction on writing itself and the process of getting there (interviews, research, etc.) and it was WONDERFUL. I didn’t want it to end.”

    Nina, June 16, 2013

  • “I learned how to push through my resistance and produce a decent first draft. What were the highlights of the class? The diversity of the group and the skillful way the instructor accepted our input without compromising the fundamentals.”

    Susanne S., June 16, 2013

  • “I really enjoyed it!”

    Melissa, June 16, 2013

  • “I learned very practical techniques for doing interviews and how not to confuse reporting with interpretation.

    I noticed that, apparently, I am my own worst critic. Whereas I am used to see only what doesn’t work in my writing, I now see all the things that do work.

    It was a wonderful experience to feel the concentration and positive energy of the group.”

    Camelia, June 16, 2013

  • “I was sweating during the whole class, but I must say that it was worth it.”

    Nadi, June 16, 2013

  • “I learnt that I have to be creative with language to make a piece special and that sometimes wonderful phrases just create themselves if you start poking around in the dark corners of your mind for inspiration. I also realised that there’s some strange stuff that happens when you start to write…

    I learnt that if I have a deadline I find it easier to focus and produce good work. I can then work quite quickly and ignore distractions.

    I was enchanted by many of the pieces.”

    Pam, June 16, 2013

  • “I learnt to approach interview writing in a fresh and interesting way. Also, the course has made me more conscious about various writing techniques that can be used while compiling any text really. Very helpful.”

    Marta, June 16, 2013

  • “I enjoyed the workshop so much because of the instructor’s professionalism, the demands she made on us as writers and readers and the generosity with which she encouraged us to look at our own work and that of others. It was really instructive to engage with other people’s work and to learn from them how infinite are the variety of ways in which you can approach a piece of nonfiction.”

    Pat, November 25, 2012