Literary Nonfiction Workshop


Monday, March 2, 2015 - Monday, April 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


What is literary nonfiction?

Well it’s essay and memoir and book length “essays.” It’s discursive, personal prose that seeks to look at the minutiae of life and make some structure in it and sense of it (good luck on that, right?—yes, that’s why it’s always an attempt, it doesn’t necessarily have to pin life down. Whoever does?).

So this is a workshop for anyone who wants to try their hand at developing a nonfiction persona. It’s for people who want to learn how to write essays or write them better (with more humor, charm, literary nous); for people who have large or small pieces of memoir to discover how to wrench that material into shape and significance; and it’s a workshop overall—each week we thoughtfully critique the work of several class members­­ in a forum for those writing any nonfiction aspiring to be, well, literary. In other words, Art.

8 Mondays, 1:00 0.m. – 3:00 p.m., 3/02/2015–4/20/2015

Please note that this is an 8 week class.

Peter Bricklebank

Peter Bricklebank has published fiction in such journals as The American Voice, Carolina Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Kansas Quarterly, Confrontation, Fiction, and nonfiction in The New York Times Book Review, the American Book Review, The Chicago Tribune. His chapter on writing essay and memoir appears in The Portable MFA(Writers Digest Books), and his latest nonfiction appears in the inaugural issue of Two Bridges Review( has received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction and been a panelist for the BRIO awards for the Bronx Council of the Arts He has taught private writing workshops in NYC and in Oaxaca and Morelia (Mexico) and at New York University and elsewhere, including a year as Nonfiction writer-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University.He taught fiction and nonfiction at Bar-Ilan University in Israel in summer 2012 and taught at the Festival of Writers, Rensselaerville, New York in August 2013.As well as at HVWC, he currently teaches in the online graduate program of National University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 - Monday, April 20, 2015
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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$370 - Members
$395 - Non-Members

Presenter: Peter Bricklebank
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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