Creative Nonfiction for Beginners

Instructor: Beth Bates 
Date: 6 Thursdays: October 1, 15, 29; November 12; December 3, 17
Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
Location: Zoom 
Cost: $225 nonmembers, $144 members, $126 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
Class Size Limit: 6

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander.” -Anne Lamott

In this class, you will step into the creative nonfiction landscape using Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life as a guide to start building a writing routine. The instructor will lead you through several writing exercises through this 6-session class. Get ready to write in this Creative Nonfiction kick-start you've been looking for.

Where to get your copy of Bird by Bird

Beth Bates, MA Counseling, MFA Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

After a decade of helping folks in the mental health field, Beth decided to spend the next fifteen years carving out a second career in writing and editing. Writing restaurant reviews for local magazines led to copywriting and content strategy roles for a nonprofit, a large publisher, and a Pharma marketing agency. (Translation: Beth has produced heaps of banner ads, headlines, subheads, case studies, white papers, and video scripts, among other forgettable marketing matter.) A past prose editor for Butler’s Booth journal, she has essays in obscure but sweet little journals like Treehouse, MonkeyBicycle, and Used Furniture Review. Currently, Beth edits manuscripts and writes copy on a consulting basis; nothing fills her sails quite like cheering on other writers and supporting their creative pursuits.

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