Creative Nonfiction—Essay Writing

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TRUDY PALMERAUGUST 22-29

This Class Is Full

Telling the truth creatively. That might sound like a euphemism for lying, but it’s actually a description of creative nonfiction—a popular genre that provides factual information through the art of storytelling.

 

Together, we’ll explore a topic familiar to everyone, consider key facts about it, and do a little interviewing. Then you’ll dive into writing to explore your perspective on the information we’ve gathered. Finally, you’ll craft an essay sharing your perspective, bolstered by fact and strengthened by storytelling. No writing experience is necessary—we’ll practice strategies for writing fearlessly and fluidly. Learn more about creative nonfiction.

 

ABOUT TRUDY PALMER

 

Trudy Palmer has been working with words in one way or another most of her life. She taught English at the University of Pittsburgh and at Tufts University, served as senior staff editor for the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal, and currently works as editorial director in the Marketing Department at Principia. You can read a sample her writing in the personal essay “Beyond Tolerance to Love” in the July 2001 Christian Science Journal.



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