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If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother: Preparing Nonfiction for Submission w/ Melissa Chadburn—begins October 4th

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother, Preparing Nonfiction for Submission with Melissa Chadburn

The goal of this workshop is to help creative nonfiction writers prepare their work for submission in an inclusive, supportive environment. Classes include reading assignments where we will explore various essay structures, and some short in-class writing assignments to allow writers to discuss and engage other craft techniques. Each writer will workshop one essay, hybrid, or longform piece anywhere from 1200-4500 words, (already in progress). This generative lab is meant to be a supportive environment for writers to actualize the intentions for their piece.

Lab Leader: Melissa Chadburn

When: October 4th and runs for 4 weeks

Where: Zoom and WetInk, our rich, interactive, online platform. Melissa will host a Zoom meeting every Tuesday from 4-6PM PT (Meeting dates: October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.)

Cost: $350—payment plans are available. Please contact Daniel at Scholarships are also available—Apply Here.

Melissa Chadburn’s writing has appeared in The LA Times, NYT Book Review, NYRB, Longreads, Paris Review online, and dozens other places. Her debut novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, is publishedwith Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. She is a Ph.D. candidate at USC’s Creative Writing Program. Melissa is a worker lover and through her own work and literary citizenship strives to upend economic violence. Her mother taught her how to sharpen a pencil with a knife and she’s basically been doing that ever since.


Portland, OR 97207


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