Creative nonfiction offers an opportunity to explore the choices you've made, whether life-changing moments or those little decisions that set us on a new course. Through this exploration, you come to a better understanding of yourself in relationship to others and how events from the past have affected the choices you make today.
In this 6-week course, you will expand your knowledge of what makes an essay stronger, more compelling, and more honest. We will read nonfiction across the board to examine craft and identify themes and societal conversations to which writers want to contribute their work. Throughout our time together, our goal as a group is to build skills through practice and feedback. Together, we will form a community of thoughtful, constructive, and respectful writing peers, and we welcome participants that are new to creative nonfiction or those who are looking for a fresh approach to the genre.
This class is for you if you love writing from your own life, are working on or towards a memoir, want to explore the many joys and diverse structures available to you in the personal essay, or just know you have some great true material to put down in writing.
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After receiving an MFA from the University of Southern California, Stewart Lewis has published six critically acclaimed Young Adult and Adult Fiction novels, and several non-fiction essays online and in anthologies. His books have been translated into five languages, as well as optioned for film. He was a professor of Creative Non-Fiction at the University of Maryland for six years, and has recently relocated to Nashville, where he’s excited to become a part of the literary community. Stewart’s latest novel, One Stupid Thing, was published in the spring of 2021. In addition to writing and teaching, Stewart has toured as a professional singer songwriter, and served as a radio journalist for CBS.
”The class was the most incredible (6) weeks. Stewart Lewis is such an inspiring teacher and writer!”
“Stewart was truly excellent—a subject matter expert, but also a terrific teacher. Very encouraging to all participants. Gave us terrific exercises, examples and reviews of our work.”
“This workshop was wonderful and fostered my growth as a writer. It also strengthened my ability to think critically about the craft of writing as well as my ability to give thoughtful feedback to my peers.”