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87 Best Nonfiction Creative Writing Classes in 2024

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Through craft lessons and writing prompts, students will have fun fleshing out their character and story ideas using food as inspiration and leave with delicious new drafts.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/teen-summer-food-for-thou...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$475.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: 13

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Form and Composition

Writer's Digest University

Proper grammar, punctuation, and mechanics make your writing correct. In order to truly write well, you must also master the art of form and composition. From sentence structure to polishing your prose, this course will enhance your writing, no matter what type of writing you do.

Website: https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/courses/form-and-c...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$299.00

Online course

Level: Advanced

Class size: 10

Prerequisites: Up to 60,000 words of your novel or two drafts of up to 30,000 words each.

If you want to learn the art of writing personal essays, but have no idea where to begin (or you need a refresher), this course is for you. Over six weeks, you will learn the essentials of the personal essay and put them into practice by writing your own drafts.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/intro-to-the-personal-ess...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$375.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Class size: 12

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Through a series of engaging writing exercises, we will mine our experiences and imagination for material and bring what we find to life on the page, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, creating imagery, and exploring the nuances of voice.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/jumpstart-your-writing-su...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$375.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Class size: 25

Prerequisites: For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

6 Weeks, 6 Essays

GrubStreet

In this fun, intensive class, over the course of six weeks, writers will produce six short essays (between 500 and 1,000 words each). Each week we will look at model essays, and students will respond to prompts based on the works we have read.

Website: https://grubstreet.org/workshop/6-weeks-6-essays-summer-2...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$390.00

Based in Boston

Level: Any

Class size: 25

Prerequisites: For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Crafting Your Life into Story

The Writer's Center

Learn how to identify several pivotal events of your life and shape one of them into a work of fiction or non-fiction. Following a tried-and-true formula, you will learn how to identify, begin, and structure an autobiographical story, whether fiction or non-fiction.

Website: https://writer.org/event/crafting-your-life-into-story/

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$100.00

Based in Washington

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

How to Write A Grant Proposal

The Writer's Center

Learn how to write proposals to request grants from funders. This workshop will cover how to research prospective funders, the elements of a good proposal, and how to approach funders.

Website: https://writer.org/event/how-to-write-a-grant-proposal-2/

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$200.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Length: 8 (Self-paced with asynchronous teaching)

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Micro Memoirs

The Writer's Center

Join us to explore the elements of memoir in small manageable bites. We’ll read and discuss Micro Memoirs, also called Flash Memoir, (50-250 words) to inspire your own writing and enhance your storytelling skills.

Website: https://writer.org/event/micro-memoirs/

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$200.00

Based in Washington

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Poetic Memoir

The Writer's Center

Poems can capture the most meaningful moments of your life and evoke their essence in a reader. In this course you’ll begin to learn how to focus on such moments and present them so they illustrate you in your life and imply its arc.

Website: https://writer.org/event/poetic-memoir/

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$100.00

Based in Washington

Each writer completing the four-day intensive will come away with a captivating hook, a serviceable proposal, a deeper understanding of publishing houses, editors and agents; a template for navigating the submission manuscript process; and connections to a broader writing community.

Website: https://www.uclaextension.edu/writing-journalism/editing-...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$985.00

Online course

Write Away Day

The Writing Barn

We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café—enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water, chat with local creatives and maybe even find a new writing partner and friend!

Website: https://thewritingbarn.com/class/write-away-day-april-14-...

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

May, 2024

Price:

$35.00

Based in Austin

Level: Any

Class size: 35

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Put simply, life experience, combined with a desire to write, qualifies you to tell your own story. Our experiences shape us and inform our world view, and nobody navigates life without struggle. Our personal circumstances, our observations of the world, and our personalities make us all unique individuals, and therefore the narratives of our lives are just as unique.

Website: https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/course/WRMM

Categories: Nonfiction

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$249.00

Based in Sydney

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

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