SPARK YOUR VISUAL STORY
This self-study program invites you to explore story structures inspired or informed by visual art including the diptych, triptych, visual and decentered hermit crab essay.
You'll read sample essays by Katharine Haake, Monet Patrice Thomas, Eric LeMay, Randon Billings Noble, Erica Trabold, and Christine Wilks that exemplify how form and craft work together to create powerful stories.
In addition to the course readings, author Q + A's and skill-building pre-writing exercises, you'll be invited to complete four new creative nonfiction projects—one essay in each form.
By the end of the program, you'll understand the importance of structure for crafting memorable stories, and will have the tools to write stronger, more powerful personal narratives.
Whether you’re new to creative non-fiction—or an experienced writer ready to get experimental! — this course has everything you need to start telling your stories in innovative new ways that will connect with readers and make an unforgettable impact.