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Literary Truth: How to Write Immersive Nonfiction with Courtney Zoffness


2 Sessions

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Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT October 21 to October 22, 2023

Online via Zoom

How can you make a personal story propulsive? Dynamic? Deeply felt?

This workshop will examine craft techniques essential to fiction writing—dramatic tension, salient details, characterization, setting—and show how they can strengthen and enrich narrative nonfiction. We will also discuss the ethics, pitfalls, and practicalities of publishing creative nonfiction. All levels welcome.

Capacity: 20


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    Courtney Zoffness

    Courtney Zoffness

    Courtney Zoffness is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir-in-essays Spilt Milk, named a best debut of 2021 by BookPage and Refinery29 and a “must-read” by Publishers Weekly. She won the Sunday Times Short Story Award and received fellowships from The Center for Fiction and MacDowell. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, the New York Times, Guernica, the Believer, and other venues. She’s an Associate Professor of English at Drew University, where she directs the creative writing program. You can keep up with Courtney on Instagram at @czoffness, and Twitter at @czoffrun.