The Creative Nonfiction Writing Group

Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
October 14, 2020-December 9, 2020
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Creative Nonfiction
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
8 Week
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Perhaps you've already taken creative nonfiction classes at The Loft, and now you're well into your own writing project. Do you feel it's time to move beyond craft talk and immerse yourself in the writing process?

This class is for anyone writing creative nonfiction--memoir, essay, narrative nonfiction—who wants guidance on language, characterization, theme, and organization. Class time will be structured as a writing group, with opportunities to share work and receive feedback from classmates and the teaching artist.

We'll look at examples of successful creative nonfiction and apply those principles to our own work. Students will be exposed to the many different forms creative nonfiction can take. A portion of each class will be set aside for writing exercises and for workshopping longer pieces of work. There is no class November 25.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.