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Evening Advanced Creative Nonfiction

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

Instructor: Jay Kauffmann
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Tuesdays, 1/14/20 – 3/3/20 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
NOTE: This class will start and end half an hour earlier than other evening classes.

The goal of this Advanced Creative Nonfiction workshop is to push you to a new level of professionalism and take you from a first draft to a submission-ready final draft. The workshop will be about quality, not quantity, as we adopt a more tough-minded, detailed approach. Since everyone is expected to have a certain level of experience, we will focus less on fundamentals and more on fine-tuning—from sentence level to overall structure. But perhaps the most crucial element of this workshop will be the emphasis on confronting some poignant, central theme in your life as an artist. The point of this course is not simply to be proficient but to produce something genuine and important.

Permission from the instructor is required before registering. To enroll in the workshop, students should submit a sample of their writing, between two and ten pages, to the instructor. Email sample to programs@writerhouse.org.

About the Instructor: Jay Kauffmann’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies here and abroad. Winner of the Andrew Grossbardt Memorial Prize and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices, he has taught at Randolph College, Vermont College, University of Virginia, and Miller School.

Registration for this class is closed.


February 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jay Kauffmann


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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