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Creative Non-Fiction with David Wright

Creative Non-Fiction with David Wright

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Taught by David Wright
October 21-24 TWThF 8:30AM-10:30AM
Austin Community College – Eastview
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“It’s all in the art. You don’t get credit for living.” – V.S. Pritchett 

In this 5-day seminar, we will workshop your essays, exploring the texts as celebrations of life as well as interrogations of identity. We will also examine the texts as constructed narratives, or as constructed “truth,” investigating the rhetorical strategies employed by the writers. These explorations will lead to your better understanding the craft of literary nonfiction writing.

Requirements: Writing must be submitted before the start of the workshop. Max 20 pages. The submitted piece of writing MUST be nonfiction (essay, memoir, portrait…). No fiction will be accepted.


David Wright is the author of Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers (Scribner), a New Yorker notable selections and one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Best Books.” His work has appeared in The Village Voice, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, New York Newsday, Paste Magazine, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Illinois.