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Narrative Truth: How Fiction Can Serve Your Nonfiction with Courtney Zoffness


2 Sessions

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Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT September 10 to September 11, 2022

Online via Zoom

Meeting Dates:
Saturday & Sunday, 9/10 & 9/11
12–3pm ET, 2 Sessions via Zoom

How can writers make a personal story immersive? Propulsive? Deeply felt? This bootcamp will consider craft techniques essential to fiction writing—salient details, dramatic tension, characterization, setting—and show how they can strengthen and enrich narrative nonfiction.

Capacity: 20

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    Courtney Zoffness

    Courtney Zoffness

    Courtney Zoffness is the author of Spilt Milk, named a best debut of 2021 by BookPage and Refinery29, and a “most anticipated” or “must-read” by Publishers Weekly, Good Morning America, LitHub, the Millions, and others. Also a fiction writer, Zoffness won the Sunday Times Short Story Award, the most valuable international prize for short fiction, amid entries from 38 countries. She joined a list of winners that includes Anthony Doerr and Junot Díaz. Other honors include an Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Center for Fiction, the Arts & Letters Creative Nonfiction Prize, and two residency fellowships from MacDowell. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, Guernica, and other venues. Currently she directs the creative writing program at Drew University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.