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Online Creative Nonfition Writing Class for Fall

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Creative Nonfiction Writing Class
September 8th- October 29th, 2008

Violeta Garcia-Mendoza, Literary Mama Columnist and Literary Reflections Co-editor, will be offering a 7-week online workshop for beginning to intermediate creative nonfiction writers. If you want to explore creative nonfiction writing, develop your voice, and go deeper into your craft, this encouraging and inspiring workshop is the place for you!

This online workshop will give you the opportunity to explore and escape into creative nonfiction writing from anywhere in the world with internet access, according to your own schedule.

Lecture topics will include…

* Selecting literary influences
* Mining obsessions
* Turning fleeting moments into lasting writing
* Exploring the tension of tenses
* Fiction techniques for creative nonfiction
* Finding your voice through editing
* Tips for placing your pieces

Cost is $200. Class size is limited. For more information, or to register, please contact Violeta at violeta724 AT earthlink DOT com , or through her website.

About the Instructor: Violeta Garcia-Mendoza is a Spanish-American poet, writer, and teacher. She received her B.A. in Spanish Literature from Duquesne University, where she also received minors in English Literature and Education. Her creative nonfiction has most recently appeared in Literary Mama, where she is an Editor and Columnist, and in the anthology The Maternal is Political (Seal Press 2008). Her website is . She lives with her husband, children and dogs in Pennsylvania.

Violeta Garcia-Mendoza’s poetry and fiction have recently appeared in Kestrel, Coal Hill Review, and Cicada. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and two daughters.

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