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September 30, 2020 from 4PM to 5:30PM CDT
Online, WI

This class uncovers the secrets to writing engaging, meaningful, and even humorous non-fiction. First we will learn to differentiate creative non-fiction from other non-fiction genres by identifying the essential thematic strands that make up creative non-fiction works. We will then use what we’ve learned to create a plan for our own writing and decide which themes we want to pursue in our narrative. We will continue to implement our newly learned skills andwork on answering the question “what are the necessary strategies to creating a daily or weekly practice of creative non-fiction?”

This is an online workshop. The day of the workshop you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom video chat. If you can't find the email with the link, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions, please contact us at You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.

Troy Hess - Instructor & Owner of On the Yahara

About Your Instructor, Troy Hess

Troy Hess is the founder of On the Yahara. A Wisconsin native, Troy has enjoyed nature and the process of writing for as long as he can remember. His passion for writing led him to complete a minor in English from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Poetry from Winona State University, as well as to teach college English for 10 years at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

Nowadays you can find Troy volunteering as a Land Restoration Team Leader for the UW Arboretum, writing for CHEW Magazine, teaching OTY workshops at Olbrich Gardens or the Arboretum, or writing about his favorite books, recipes, and travel destinations.

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