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Advanced Creative Nonfiction (Online class)

September 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

Instructor: Jay Kauffmann
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/15/20 – 11/5/20 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
NOTE: This class requires instructor permission

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 is required.

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. Students accepted into this class will be given registration instructions.

Jay Kauffmann’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry 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 of Fine Arts, University of Virginia, and Miller School of Albemarle.


September 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Jay Kauffmann


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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