ONSITE: Freewriting Intensive: Creative Nonfiction

Are you curious about translating real-life events onto the page? Do you have personal stories that seem like they could work together holistically? Are you a consummate journaler who wants to experiment with craft? In this two-day intensive, we break down specific craft elements (structure, characterization, time management, etc), and then use what we’ve learned in progressive writing prompts that seek to help us experiment with starting points, finding commonalities or interesting juxtapositions, and pushing our interpretations deeper. This is a revamped intensive specifically for nonfiction writers. Come prepared to WRITE.

Special Notes

  • Students will need tools for writing in class, such as laptop/tablet, notebook, pens, etc.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

April Sopkin

April Sopkin's work appears in Carve Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, The Southampton Review, failbetter, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. Her work has won the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the Patricia Aakhus Award, and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, and been supported by fellowships and artist residencies from the Tin House Summer Workshop, Norman Mailer Center, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Jentel, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received a dual-genre MFA in fiction and nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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ONSITE: Freewriting Intensive: Creative Nonfiction

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Class Details
October 29 - October 3010 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: April Sopkin
Level: All Levels