ONSITE: Out of Order: Writing Nonlinear Narratives

In this generative workshop, students of multiple creative writing genres will explore nonlinear storytelling and learn how and when to effectively use this more experimental narrative style. Students will read and discuss short texts and media in class to explore storytelling using a nonlinear framework, including short films, poems, essays, and short fiction. These will include works by Li-Young Lee, Carole Maso, Anna Anthropy, and others. Students will write their own nonlinear narratives in response to structured prompts and stories/poems/media viewed in class.

Special Notes

  • Please bring pencil/pen and paper or laptop/tablet.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Alexis Stratton

Alexis Stratton is originally from Illinois but has spent their life in many homes, from New Orleans to South Korea. They received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, and they currently work as a freelance writer in Richmond, Virginia. Their fiction has appeared in storySouth, Hayden's Ferry Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Duende, among other publications, and in 2022, their chapbook Anywhere Else but Here was published by Fjords Review.

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ONSITE: Out of Order: Writing Nonlinear Narratives

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Class Details
July 16 - August 66 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $99.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Alexis Stratton
Level: All Levels