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Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
May 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016
Instructor: Jay Varner
Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members
6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Limited to 11 students.
In this advanced workshop, you’ll have a chance to work on either revisions or new material. Along the way, we’ll read select craft essays and examples of successful creative nonfiction. However, the primary focus will be on your writing—not just larger concerns like structure and development, but also more focused issues like sentence structure and word choice. The goal is to leave the course with publishable material. STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE PREVIOUS NONFICTION CLASSES TO ENROLL.
| Jay Varner is the author of Nothing Left to Burn. His essays have appeared in Oxford American, Black Warrior Review, Lake Effect, and other places. He teaches writing and literature courses at JMU, UVA, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
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“Jay is an excellent coach, editor, guide—and person.”
“Jay Varner could teach instructors how to teach. He is organized, thorough, clear, helpful, insightful.”
“Wonderful feedback, comradery—these classes add an important dimension to the writing life.”
“I’ve loved the 3-4 classes I’ve taken from Jay…. He is cream-of-the-crop in a roster of very talented WH instructors.”