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Creative Nonfiction Writing: Telling Your True Story

Wednesday, February 2 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What is Creative Nonfiction Writing?

Do the words “creative” and “nonfiction” seem like an oxymoron? According to, creative nonfiction writing is “simply true stories, well told.” It is a way of telling a true story in a vivid and impactful way that engages and holds your audience’s attention. Creative nonfiction writing can come in many forms – a magazine article, poem, memoir or even a podcast.

Second Sense is excited to welcome Cory Fosco, former professor of creative nonfiction writing at Harper College in Palatine, IL. Cory guides you through the process of telling your story by sharing selected readings as examples of the genre. Best of all, you have the opportunity to submit a piece of your own work for review and revision.

If you have been looking for a way to express your personal experiences, life events or other true stories, this is the course for you!

Course Details:

  • Course meets at 7:00 pm Central time virtually for four weeks beginning Wednesday, January 12
  • Familiarization with Microsoft Word or Notepad and your assistive technology is required to benefit from this course
  • Assignments and readings will be distributed via email
  • A pre-class survey should be completed before class begins

Space is limited for this course. To register and receive a copy of the survey, please email Kathy Austin.