Foundations of Creative Nonfiction // Curriculum A

10-Week Online Class

Foundations of Creative Nonfiction // Curriculum A

April 02 -- June 10 

$435 if registered by 03/12/2018
$485 if registered after 03/12/2018

Your course registration includes a free 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or a free ebook; click here for more details.

Refund and cancellation policies

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Instructor: Danita Berg

This ten-week online class will introduce you to the fundamentals of creative nonfiction, exploring both the techniques used to gather information and the literary skills needed to turn bare facts into compelling narratives. You will learn the basics of interviewing, immersion, research, and other reporting skills; write three different types of essays; and receive feedback from your instructor and peers.

Week 1: What is CNF?
Week 2: Research Techniques for Memoir
Week 3: Writing Memoir/Personal Essays
Week 4: Research Techniques for Interviewing
Week 5: Research Techniques for Immersion
Week 6: Writing the Immersion or Profile Essay
Week 7: Characterization and Ethics
Week 8: Research Techniques for the “Fact-Heavy” Essay
Week 9: Writing the “Fact-Heavy” Essay
Week 10: Revision

See the complete syllabus here »

 

* US residents will receive a complimentary 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction with their online class registration (or a 4-issue extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to supply complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.

If you are an international student who would like a print subscription instead of an ebook, please contact us at information@creativenonfiction.org after you register.

 

Refund and cancellation policies

By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):

  • Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee). You may also request a transfer (no fee) to another course in the same term or future term. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.

By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:

  • Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
  • Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.

No refunds or transfers will be offered after this deadline.