Nonfiction Workshop: Intermediate Nonfiction Writing


Nonfiction Workshop: Intermediate Nonfiction Writing

195.00 285.00

Level: Intermediate

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


This class is for the student who already knows the basics of nonfiction writing. It is also for those of you who are at, or near, the beginning of a nonfiction work whether it be a personal essay, a memoir or another type of creative nonfiction. If you took our Introduction to Nonfiction Writing workshop, then this is the next class for you.

This 8-week intermediate class is for writers who already have a grasp of the persona, audience, and purpose driving their work—albeit personal essay, memoir, or other creative nonfiction. In this class, we bring each student’s project further towards the ultimate goal of completion by using drafting, critique, and revision. The class starts with a quick review of the elements that go into nonfiction writing. We delve deeper into those elements as the weeks progress. Craft readings and writing exercises are a part of each week’s assignments. Students submit work for instructor feedback each week. They also exchange feedback with other students twice during the term (during weeks four and eight). 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.