Tell Your Story with Impact: Creative Non-fiction

Memoir Writing Workshop photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Would you like to write a compelling memoir, essay, or travel article that will fully engage your readers? Learn the art and science of writing creative non-fiction. 

In this class discover how to incorporate elements of fiction into your non-fiction to create a dynamic narrative. Explore how to navigate passages of writing a memoir that might be especially grueling, how to approach an essay from different slants, and how you can write a travel story that will lead readers to pack their bags and go.

Elevate your writing in this fun, supportive, and encouraging class.


Suggested Materials

  • No Text is required. However, some books which will be helpful include:
  • Philip Lopate's The Art of Personal Essay
  • Tristine Rainiers' Your Life as Story
  • An article in NY Book Editors, “Tips for Writing a Travel Memoir” 


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the meaning of effective creative non-fiction 
  • Ability to write creative non-fiction well
  • Obtain tools to overcome obstacles such as “writer's block” in order to complete your project


Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to write engaging non-fiction essays, travel pieces, or memoirs
  • Writers who would benefit from new approaches, ideas, and inspiration


Class Details