Saturday Seminar: 7 Essential Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

Instructor: Suzanne Van Atten

Learn how to make your nonfiction stories come to life on the page like fiction. Through lecture, discussion, class readings and writing exercises, you’ll explore and hone your skill at mastering these seven essential elements of narrative nonfiction. You’ll explore how to craft a vivid scene, how to turn real people into characters, how to develop voice and more. For writers of memoir, essays, narrative journalism, long and short form, and all skill levels.

Class limit is 12.


$ 175.00

Biography: Suzanne Van Atten is a former features editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who helmed its award-winning long-form narrative feature Personal Journeys for six years. She is the author of Moon Puerto Rico, now in its 4th edition, and has been published in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Time Out, The Gettysburg Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and Full Grown People. The former director of Decatur Writers Studio holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Queens University of Charlotte and is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles.

Contact Information:

Date(s): Saturday, October 26th

Class time: 10:00am - 4:00pm with an hour break for lunch (bring from home or plenty of options nearby for take out)

Type of Class: Saturday Seminar

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