Writing class works for storytellersby Penelope Starr on Sep. 24, 2013, under Arts
Creative Nonfiction: “factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. The goal is to make nonﬁction stories read like ﬁction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy,” according to the magazine, Creative Nonfiction. Their more concise tag line states “True stories, well told.”
To be able to tell personal stories is a skill you can learn. Sometimes writing them down first is a great way to organize your thoughts and find your voice. For those aspiring storytellers who want to tell true stories, taking a literary nonfiction writing class might be just the ticket.
Here in Tucson, the University of Arizona offers a slew of writing classes through their Department of English, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
But I must admit that I’m a little partial to one particular class at Pima Community College because I took it last semester and learned a ton. I didn’t take the class for a degree. I wanted information, feedback and camaraderie and I got everything I was looking for.
The class is “Creative Nonfiction”, WRT 207/217 taught by Molly McCloy. It will meet next semester (January 21 to May 13) on Tuesday nights from 6:10 – 8:40 p.m. at the Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road, at Ina and Shannon. You can contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or permission to register.