Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop: Creative Nonfiction

NOTE:  If you're looking for information on the Fall 2011 workshop, go here: http://workinprogressinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-biannual-post-about-jenny-mckean.html

I don’t know why the George Washington University can’t put this information on a WEB SITE like everyone else…but here it is, information about the next Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop, typed by my own fingers. I participated in this program way back when and highly recommend the experience. Deadline for applications is August 30, but since when is planning ahead a bad idea?

Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop
Fall 2010—Creative Nonfiction: Biography and Autobiography
The George Washington University

Tuesdays, 7—9 PM
September 14—December 7, 2010

Led by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Come and take part in a semester-long workshop in creative non-fiction—the art of using the strategies of fiction to tell true stories about history, place, and biography. To apply, you do NOT need academic qualifications or publications. The class will be a craft-based workshop that focuses on different approaches to writing biography and autobiography, and it will combine readings, writing exercises, and peer-review of the writing of participants. There are no fees to participate in the class, but you will be responsible for the costs of some photocopies. Students at Consortium schools (including GWU) are not eligible. The Workshop is not open to those who have participated in more than one Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a 5-10 page sample of your writing. Make sure you include your name, address, home and work telephone numbers, and email address. If you wish to have your sample returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Applications must be received at the following address by close of business on Monday, August 30, 2010.
JMM Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Department of English
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW (Suite 760)
Washington, DC 20052

Tilar J. Mazzeo, an associate professor at Colby College, is the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington for 1010-2011. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5.


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