This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Tuesday evenings designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.
Travel Writers see the world from our own lived experience, creating the unique lens through which we view the world. This one-session course will explore ways to balance the story of the outer world with the stories inside of us. Topics in this generative writing class will include the effective use of narrative stance, voice, different techniques for reflection, sensory descriptions, the right specifics, and world building.
About Suzanne Roberts
Suzanne Roberts is a South Lake Tahoe-based travel writer, and the author of the lyrical essay collection Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties (Longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay), the award-winning travel memoir in essays Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (2020), and the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four collections of poems. Named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic's Traveler, Suzanne's work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and included in The Best Women's Travel Writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, River Teeth, and elsewhere. She holds a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno and teaches in the low residency MFA program in creative writing at UNR-Lake Tahoe. More information may be found on her website: www.suzanneroberts.net
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