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Creative Non-fiction Focus Group

  • Aug 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Do you have something to say but you're not quite sure how to say it? Do you have observations, judgements and conclusions you've reached about one thing or another, but yet have no real "story"? A writer friend had a collection of stones that fascinated her, assembled from her travels. She also had collection of people in her life that she called "emotional stones". She wrote about the two collections in a collage essay and won a contest. Truman Capote, in his book, In Cold Blood, wrote about a true crime, but rather than a dry, factual read, his book gallops like a novel.
This is creative non-fiction. Topics can be virtually anything, from stone collections to true crime--although creative non-fiction is not the genre of memoir. Creative non-fiction has its own place, and many writers feel that by writing it, they can at last say what they have been wanting to say.
In this focus group, we'll read and study creative non-fiction, as well as write and share our own work.


Initial visit is open to the public - thereafter  you must be a dues- paying member of Tampa Writers Alliance to continue participation.

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  • Grace M.

    Very disappointing. Only one other person showed, a very young woman whose mother picked her up 10 minutes after I arrived. Though a sweet woman just starting out as a writer, the time did nothing to advance my own work. I just moved to the area and was aiming to meet other serious writers.

    August 19, 2013

  • Denise P.

    Unfortunately, today was first day back after vacation and boss has other ideas.

    August 19, 2013

  • Grace M.

    My name is Grace. I'm newly relocated to the Tampa area from Philadelphia. I'm at work on a collection of creative non-fiction essays and poems.

    August 14, 2013

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