Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Creative Nonfiction Special Topics Class

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January 12th- February 23th, 2009 (may also be arranged as an independent study, beginning at any time before or after the group dates)

For past students of Violeta's CNF 1 class, or for intermediate creative nonfiction writers, Creative Nonfiction Special Topics provides the inspiration, structure, and community that will take you deeper as a creative nonfiction writer. CNF Special Topics lets you explore a number of different subject matters for your creative nonfiction writing.

Topics will include:

* travel writing
* political writing
* spiritual writing
* food writing
* writing about family & friends
* writing through the dark

The 6-week class will feature a variety of weekly readings and discussion, writing prompts, and in-depth feedback on all the weekly work you submit to Violeta. It will differ from the typical workshop format in that you will not be required to comment on others' work, giving you the ability to focus more intensely on your own work.

Cost is $175 and may be paid in installments, if necessary. Class size is limited. For more information, visit TurnPeoplePurple, or to register, please contact Violeta.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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