NonFest: Elements of Creative Nonfiction and Memoir 21LA11-2

This class is part of the North Shore Readers and Writers NonFest.

Please visit the landing page here for a full description of the two NonFest tracks. 

Do you have a story from life that you’re eager to write? Join Kathryn to bring your story to life and study foundational elements of memoir and personal essay writing. Through close readings of works by Anne Boyer, Victoria Blanco, Kazim Ali, Edward McPherson, and others that explore the human condition in myriad ways, Kathryn will teach you to write vivid prose inspired by life that really hooks readers. Together, we’ll read-as-writers and write from prompts in class. You’ll leave with a greater knowledge of setting, dialogue, narrative structure, scene, and voice, and other core aspects of creative nonfiction.

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This class must meet minimum enrollment by October 2, 2021 at 4 PM. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.

Due to current covid-19 safety protocol, class enrollment will be limited to allow for physical distancing, etc. Students are encouraged to register early. Should you find that the class you want to attend is full, we encourage you to get on our waitlist and, as safety standards continue to evolve, we anticipate that additional class spaces will be made available.

Should covid-19 affect our ability to meet in person this class will pivot to virtual class for the same duration of time with minor modifications.


  • November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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120 West 3rd Avenue, PO Box 626, Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604, United States