Dates: begins January 9, 2024
Instructor: Xeni Fragakis
Location: Online (weekly video meet-up Tuesdays 7-9pm ET)
A writing sample is required for this class. Please fill out an application.
Through group discussion of student work, plus that of published authors, writers in this workshop will examine the art and craft of creative nonfiction. The focus will be on learning to understand and use a full range of literary techniques in order to tell a truly compelling nonfiction story. Topics such as the use of dialogue, the creation of scene, attention to style and how to craft structure from true events will be discussed. Participants will also spend time talking about the particular responsibilities that come with writing creative nonfiction.
This workshop is open to writers working on memoir, personal essays or in-depth journalism, and students should have writing and/or writing class experience.
Xeni Fragakis earned her Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. There she taught writing and was named an Iowa Arts Scholar. Her work has appeared in the Modern Love section of The New York Times. She is also a storyteller and Moth GrandSlam Champion. Most recently, she was selected to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference as a fiction contributor. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, cartoonist Glenn Head.