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4-Week Online Writing Creative Nonfiction about Mental Illness, JOIN LIST FOR THE NEXT CLASS
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4-Week Online Writing Creative Nonfiction about Mental Illness, JOIN LIST FOR THE NEXT CLASS


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Class will return in 2021

Contact us HERE to be notified when this program returns.

Taught by Courtney Cook, whose graphic memoir, THE WAY SHE FEELS, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in summer 2021.
In this writing intensive course, we will explore how to give language to our experiences with mental illness in a way that is compelling, truthful, accessible, and without harm. Students will read personal essays that grapple with mental illness, and practice writing about mental illness themselves through a variety of exercises each week that will be shared with their peers, who will provide feedback, allowing them to grow as both readers and writers. In addition, students will write one personal essay to be workshopped by myself and their classmates, allowing them to leave class with a piece they’re proud of, and know how to grow going forward.
This course is intended for those already familiar with writing creative nonfiction, who are interested in deepening their understanding of how to best write about mental illness, or are looking to write about mental illness for the first time.

NOTE: This is a class of nonfiction dealing with mental illness and the readings we will discuss in class deal with difficult and traumatic human experiences. Creative nonfiction, especially memoir, often takes a hard look at the unpleasant sides of human experience including eating disorders, loss, substance abuse, and assault. This is something you need to be prepared for in reading, discussing, and (perhaps) writing nonfiction.

  • Instructor: Courtney Cook

  • Class size limited to 10 writers

  • July 6, 2020 to August 3, 2020

  • Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

Instructor Courtney Cook holds her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of California, Riverside, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Comics at the California College of the Arts. She has also studied creative writing & literature at the University of Michigan and New York University. An essayist, poet, and illustrator, Courtney's work has been seen in The Rumpus, Hobart, Lunch Ticket, Split Lip Magazine, Wax Nine, and Maudlin House, among others. Her graphic memoir, THE WAY SHE FEELS, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in summer 2021. When not creating, Courtney enjoys napping with her senior cat, Bertie, and running her literary magazine, On Loan From the Cosmos. You can view her work on her website, courtneycook.me.

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