Online Course List
We have a course that's right for you, no matter your skill level or writing goal, and we're always adding more options! And, unlike other online programs, our courses are small—between 6 and 14 students per section—so you'll get individualized attention and feedback on your work.
Our 10-week classes run in fall (September-December), winter (January-March), and spring (March-May). Summer classes are five weeks long (July-August) and a great choice for students, travelers, or those wanting a short peek at our longer sessions.
Descriptions of our current classes can be found here.
Previous and/or Upcoming Classes
Advanced Memoir & Personal Essay - Curriculum A
Tackle a big writing project in this class intended for writers who have mastered the basics of the personal essay and are ready to take their writing to the next level.
Advanced Memoir and Personal Essay - Curriculum B
Work on theme, structure and experimental forms in this course for advanced writers. The reading list and assignments are entirely separate from Curriculum A, so students may wish to take both courses.
Creative Nonfiction Boot Camp (5- or 10-week class)
Kick-start your writing with our most popular class. Start that long-delayed project, develop essential writing habits with daily writing prompts, and reach your goals.
Use digital multimedia technologies to tell engaging and interactive stories that invite reader participation and collaboration
Eureka! Science Writing for General Audiences
Gain writing and research skills—everything from general literary techniques to interviewing and fact-checking—that will help you craft engaging nonfiction about scientific discovery, research, and policy.
Explore new structures, hybrid forms, and nonstandard narrative perspectives, and discover a variety of strategies for innovation in nonfiction writing.
Find Your Niche: Writing for the Web
Discover the ins and outs of writing for digital outlets and start building your online presence.
Distill experiences, big or small, into their purest essence.
Foundations of Creative Nonfiction- Curriculum A & B
Your introduction to the genre. Learn how literary techniques can help you turn bare facts and memories into compelling personal and journalistic essays.
I to Eye: Integrating Research into the Personal Essay
True, "memoir" starts with "me" ... but there's room for so much more.
Introduction to Audio Storytelling & Podcasting
Learn how to write, record, and produce a powerful audio narrative that can stand alone or be the first in a series of podcasts.
Become a "fly on the wall" in our immersion journalism course. Students learn to observe, interview, and intimately explore their subject to craft a magazine-ready piece.
Designed specifically for medical professionals to learn the basics of narrative writing. We know you have work stories to tell--we'll help you craft them.
Get past that first draft and start editing. Work on the large scale (structure, voice) and small scale (style and language choices) to get your story ready for the world.
Find the balance between the personal and the powerful, and learn how to share your thoughts with readers of differing beliefs or traditions.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal
You've got a book idea or maybe you've even written the book--now what? Learn about the publishing process in this course and fine-tune your own proposal with an instructor who's been through it before.
The Space Between: Writing from Photographs
Explore the rich possibilities of drawing on photographs that intrigue, haunt, or prompt forgotten memories and experiences.
The Thirty-Minute Memoir
Manageable daily writing assignments will help you break down the task of writing a memoir.
Up Close: The Art of the Interview
Take a fresh look at your writing and practice one of the most powerful research techniques of creative nonfiction: the in-person interview.
Writing the Personal Essay - Curriculum A & B
Whether you're a beginning or more experienced writer, learn how to tell your story with dialogue and detail while gaining a deeper understanding of form and structure.
Writing the Tough Stuff
Learn the nuances of writing about grief, loss, and pain, and how to approach tough topics in your own writing.