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Creative Nonfiction: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 6 - 8
Dates in Jul, Aug View All
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
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$990 / Week

Course Description

Creative nonfiction is meant to amuse, as well as inform readers of true stories. From humorous to the deadly serious, nonfiction writers make connections with what’s happening in the world by accounts of history and personal experiences. In this course, we will look at methods of crafting essays and memoirs, along with acclaimed works of Malala Yousafzai, Dan Brown and others alike. Students will produce one close-to-completed work of creative nonfiction that is generated from classroom writing exercises and instruction. They will learn first-hand experience in using storytelling techniques commonly associated with fiction writing, including dialogue, point of view, conflict, character, scene and setting.


Weeks Half Day Times
Jul 23 – 27 8:15am – 10:15am
Jul 30 – Aug 3 8:15am – 10:15am

What to Expect

Enrichment. Advancement. Development. A Summertime Taste of Pingry’s Academics.

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