* ONLINE * Non-fiction Writing Workshop (with Sarah Pollock)




Need professional support, but don’t have time to commute to a weekly class? Whether you want to strengthen an ongoing non-fiction project or generate new material, this online workshop will provide feedback and peer support to focus your ideas and move your writing up a level. You’ll submit pages every week and get feedback from a veteran magazine editor as well as your peers in supportive online critiques. Your pages can include journalism, essays, narrative non-fiction, memoir, or some blend. This workshop is not so much about instruction, but about getting feedback on your work. We’ll also consider professional concerns such as writing query letters and finding places to publish. I’ll provide ideas to help you move forward if you’re stuck – but the idea is that you will work on your own ideas or projects that are already underway.


  • Module goes live on Thursday morning with lecture & notes & week’s assignment.
  • Assignment is due Tuesday morning to instructor and class for feedback & support.
  • Feedback/workshop from class is due Thursday morning.

Sarah Pollock has edited and written thousands of stories, columns, and essays in her decades as journalist. She was a senior editor at Mother Jones, where she developed and edited stories for a national audience. She has written regular magazine columns and feature stories, and she was a staff writer at several newspapers. She’s also a veteran teacher, having spent a couple of decades running the journalism program at Mills College.

Number of sessions: 5

Contact: sarah.pollock@me.com

Dates: Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30; May 7 & 14

Time: Modules begin Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.; asynchronous online class

Course fee: $335

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