Nonfiction Workshop: Advanced Nonfiction Writing

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Nonfiction Workshop: Advanced Nonfiction Writing

195.00 285.00

Level: Advanced

Location: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Begins: April 2, 2018
Ends: May 27, 2018


This class is for the student who already knows the ins and outs of nonfiction writing. It is for the student who has already written and/or published pieces of nonfiction whether they be personal essays, memoir or other types of creative nonfiction. You might also be a writer who needs additional coaching or more input to refine and improve your nonfiction writing. Possibly, you have started on the path to becoming a skilled nonfiction writer, but you need just a bit more practice and study in the craft. If you took our Intermediate Nonfiction Writing workshop, then this is the next class for you.

During this 8-week class writers bring a piece of work, or an idea for a piece of work, that is perfected through the use of critique, revision, and polishing. As a natural process of studying nonfiction further, we continue to discuss the elements of nonfiction writing. Craft readings and writing exercises are assigned based on individual, personalized, need. Students have the opportunity to submit work for instructor feedback, as well as from other students in the class. The instructor establishes a workshop schedule once class begins. Like all Pen and Paper Writing Workshops, this class is conducted in a safe, nurturing and caring environment.

Instructor Bio

Sara Marchant received her MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert. Her nonfiction appears in the WOC anthology All the Women in My Family Sing, and her novella, Let Me Go, appears in Running Wild Press’ novella anthology. She is a founding editor of Writers Resist. Her writing has also been published by The Manifest Station, Every Writer’s Resource, Full Grown People, Brilliant Flash Fiction, The Coachella Review, Writers Resist, East Jasmine Review, Jewish Fiction and ROAR.

Long ago and far away, she worked for the San Diego Natural History Museum in their Binational Education Department where she was she able to utilize her BA in Latin American History. At Mt. San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California, she teaches Critical Thinking and Writing to the new generation in the hopes that they will someday save our society from its nihilistic impulses. She lives in the high desert of Southern California with her husband, two dogs, a goat and five chickens.