Go beyond the clichés of sex and death to create powerful, original creative non-fiction from the inventive core of human experience in this five-week master class.
Your Instructor: Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water, Dora: A Headcase
Where: Online — Available everywhere!
When: February 3, 2015 - March 10, 2015
Enrollment: Limited to 15 Students
"Hold a basketball under water, take your hand away, and it’ll surface with the powerhouse force of the suppressed. Welcome to Lidia Yuknavitch’s world." —MONICA DRAKE, author of Clown Girl
Lidia Yuknavitch has earned a lot of (well-deserved) praise for her writing. She's been called a lot of things. To us, she's a superb teacher, someone who will strip you down to the studs and reveal the beating heart of your writing.
This is five-week master class in creative non-fiction centers on sex, death, and transcendent or extreme states, in relation to language-based invention.
What you get is the distillation of the instructor's personal journey in wrestling with profound loss and other extremes of human experience through the vehicle of language. On the one-hand, a Ph.D. with an academic teaching career, and on the other, a popular author who believes in recovering our primal relationship with language and meaning.
Lidia will lead you on a path of discovery to transform your writing forever in the direction of personal authenticity.
What This Class Covers
What you'll get from this class includes:
- Exclusive and powerful lecture content
- Instructor and peer critique within a supportive environment
- Writing assignments designed to uncover new depths and build new skills
- Insightful commentary honoring the primal connection between language and experience
- Coaching toward the completion of one non-fiction book chapter or short story
- Focused writing prompts for longer works
* This class is aimed at intermediate to advanced students.
Goals Of This Class
- One completed chapter or non-fiction story.
- Three short exercises generative of material for future use.
- Feedback from peers and instructor.
- A blown mind and revived sense of how to write at the core of sexuality and life/death beyond clichés.
LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals.
Where do classes take place?
Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access.
Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online?
Nope. Our students come from all over the globe. Everything is posted online and accessible 24/7. (We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.)
What does a typical class consist of?
It varies, but nearly all our classes include weekly lectures, homework assignments, peer reviews, critiques from instructors, and discussion forums.
How much experience do you need to take a class?
Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome. We encourage all skill levels.
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