This intensive workshop is designed to help and encourage writers who are eager to work on a memoir, a travel story, an experience in nature, a personal essay, or a piece of personalized journalism. It will focus on your projects and ideas for future writing. Despite the range of creative nonfiction subgenres, they all share techniques of narrative craft, many of which are drawn from fiction and poetry. Often the central element is the ability to create the self as character, a first-person narrator who becomes an engaging personality to lead the reader into the world of personal experiences and research. We will look at the narrative structure, description, characterization, dialogue, and tension in your writing, all key elements in making writing spirited and appealing. This workshop invites those of you who are new to creative nonfiction writing as well as writers who have taken workshops before and wish to continue developing skills in the discipline. Individual conferences will be scheduled.
Requirements: Please send a word document of 10-15 pages, double-spaced, of a creative nonfiction work in progress, plus a one-page description of your creative nonfiction project already underway or the one you wish to pursue to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022.
Jeffrey Greene is the author of a memoir, four personalized nature books, a book of mixed genre writing, and five collections of poetry. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Rinehart Fund, and he was a winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Randall Jarrell Award, and the "Discovery"/ The Nation Award. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Agni, and the anthologies Strangers in Paris, Intimacy, Nothing to Declare: A Guide to Flash Sequence, and Rewilding. He works with the Pan-European MFA Program.
The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.
The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.
Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund