Creative Nonfiction Writing
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- 6 weeks
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Ms Emily Matchar is a Hong Kong-based journalist who publishes work in venues such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lonely Planet and many others.
This short course offers an introduction to creative nonfiction writing. Classes are structured around six major subgenres of creative nonfiction: essays, memoir, features journalism, biography/profile, reviews/criticism, and travel/food writing. Join us to learn more about craft, read works by the masters, and gain the confidence to tell your stories. Classes will include guided writing exercises, discussion of assigned readings, and peer editing.
This course aims to help you:
- Understand the writing process
- Sharpen your writing craft
- Improve your literary analysis skills
- Enjoy greater self-expression
Session 1: Personal Essays
- What is nonfiction?
- Understanding narrative arc
- Finding your voice
- The writing process: outlining
Session 2: Memoir
- Defining your story
- Narrative techniques: organizing your writing
- The writing process: drafting
Session 3: Features Journalism
- The elements of journalistic research
- Understanding point-of-view
- The writing process: editing
Session 4: Biography/profiles
- Finding your subject
- Interview skills
- Using dialogue
- Moral and ethical considerations
- The writing process: rewriting
Session 5: Reviews/Criticism
- Considering your audience
- Literary techniques: using imagery
- The writing process: peer editing and critique
Session 6: Food/Travel Writing
- Developing a sense of place
- Borrowing techniques from fiction and poetry
- Options for publication
Anyone who feels comfortable writing in English and wishes to develop their skills in the creative nonfiction genre.
|Start Date||10 Jan 2020 (Fri)|
|Time||6:45 - 9:45pm|
|Venue||Room 1204, HPSHCC Campus, Causeway Bay|
- 6 session(s)
- 3 hours per session
A minimum of HKDSE Level 2 or equivalent.
- Course Fee : HK$2,700
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