Online Writing Clinic: Creative Non-Fiction & Essays

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A portrait of Ellena Savage
05 February 2020 - 9:00 to 11 June 2020 - 4:00
Ellena Savage
In this course, students will develop a body of short nonfiction prose works under the mentorship and supervision of the essayist and academic Ellena Savage. Through careful workshopping and feedback, students will learn to identity their strengths and weaknesses of their short nonfiction prose. In addition to personal draft feedback, Savage will recommend texts for students to study that might provide useful models to learn from, and she will set optional writing exercises for students to engage with in their own time.

Pieces of up to 1,500 words due 11:59pm Wednesdays 5 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June. Feedback will be returned Thursdays 13 February, 12 March, 9 April, 30 April, 14 May, 11 June

You will:

  • Develop a body of nonfiction prose;
  • Engage productively with expert feedback;
  • Identify and build on recurring themes in their work;
  • Develop strategies for sharp self-editing; and
  • Learn to read critically as a writer.

About Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage is the author of the essay collection Blueberries (Text Australia and Scribe UK, 2020), the chapbook Yellow City (The Atlas Review, 2019) and numerous essays, stories, and poems published in literary journals internationally. Ellena is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including most recently the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2019–2021. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is a former editor of The Lifted Brow.


Phone: 90947855
Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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