You may be wondering which nonfiction class would be right for you this winter. Let us help! (See also "Which Fiction Class Should I Take This Spring?")
If you have an irresistible narrative nonfiction idea or are you heading toward a complete draft of a memoir or essay collection, it might be time for Putting Together a Nonfiction Book Proposal with Chris Daley starting May 23 in Los Feliz.
If you’d like to strengthen the structure and story of your memoir, we suggest What Should I Do With My Life? with Seth Fischer starting May 6 in Miracle Mile.
If you have lost your way in an essay you’re writing, we'd recommend What’s the Point? Revising Your Essay for Clarity and Precision with Summer Block starting May 9 in Burbank.
Our new Work in Progress classes are designed for writers who have started a first draft of a story, essay, or book-length project and who would like constructive criticism and astute readers as they continue to write. Writers can take multiple versions of our Work in Progress classes until their drafts are complete. This term, we’re offering Work in Progress: Memoir with Bernard Cooper starting May 8 in Silver Lake and Work in Progress: Essay & Memoir with Lisa Fetchko starting May 1 in Mar Vista.
If you have completed a memoir and you’re ready to get feedback on the entire manuscript, you could sign up for Diana Wagman's Revising Your Manuscript workshop, running for approximately eight months starting April 28 in Echo Park.
If you’d like to imagine what your mother was like before you came along and/or if you’re a fan of the Instagram account @mothersbefore, you might want to take one-day seminar Mothers Before with Edan Lepucki on June 1.
We also have a number of seminars, both online and in LA, that will help you with literary pursuits off the page. Discover Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Residencies with Sacha Howells on May 19 or learn some Tips & Tricks for Public Readings with Sherri L. Smith the weekend of June 8-9, both in Los Feliz. Chris Daley can help you build Websites for Writers or Improve Your Submission Game online in May and June. There’s also still time to join Neelanjana Banerjee’s online seminar Organizing Your Writing with Scrivener this weekend.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any additional guidance. See you in class!