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 Courtney

Alexis Courtney is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, video, and installation. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Masters of Fine Art in 2013. In 2006 she received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked in New York and San Francisco as a digital tech and artists assistant, where retouching and fine-art printing were her main tasks. She is currently working as a commercial photographer while she continues to focus on fine-art photography.


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ONSITE: Out of Order: Writing Nonlinear Narratives

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Class Details
February 12 - March 46 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Alexis Courtney
Level: All Levels