Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Diane Comer and Literary Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Workshop
upcoming in 2024    

Overview: “No maps or anything, just words. But words leading precisely to what I searched for.” – Odysseas Elytis

Creative nonfiction is the catch-all term for any form of prose that uses the techniques of poetry and fiction to achieve its aims. The genres share more than they separate and this course is designed to explore where they overlap.

Target audience This course is for anyone who wants to see how much more is possible within nonfiction prose. 

À la carte, but may swap some dishes out for others:

        Que sais je?  —The familiar essay
        Flash nonfiction — Tiny sharp stories
        The lyric essay — Singing is being
        Travel writing — Anywhere but here
        Borrowed forms — The hermit crab finds its house
        Collage — Sans glue?
        Nature writing — The world as meditation
        The prose poem — Border country

This eight week course explores your habit of attention through a different lens each week. The weekly prompts provoke and inspire. You will receive detailed written feedback from the tutor and in-class feedback from your peers, with the opportunity to develop and expand your writing. Examples of different prose styles are considered, with an attention to craft and language. Reading, writing, and discussion are at the heart of the course. 

Class limit: 12 students 

Please email to express interest and enrollment will commence when enough writers are keen. 

Contact Diane

phone 022 510 2910 in New Zealand
phone +64 225 102 910 for international calls