Platitudes of Truth - Writing Creative Nonfiction taught by Peyton Burgess

This course will focus on research and voice to develop worlds that are true without being obliged by the factual. We will read nonfiction by Zadie Smith, Nancy Lemann, David Foster Wallace, Walker Percy, and others to study craft while work-shopping your own writing.

Peyton Burgess was born in Richmond, Virginia and received an MFA in fiction from New York University, where he taught undergraduate creative writing and worked as fiction editor for Washington Square Review. He is currently the fiction editor for New Orleans Review and his writing has appeared in Salon, Exquisite Corpse, The Faster Times, La Fovea, and Otis Nebula.

When: Mondays from 7-9pm starting on March 4 for eight weeks.
Where: Loyola campus, Bobet Hall, Rm 341.
Cost: $250.00 per course
Open to: Adults (21+) and is not for Loyola credit. Participants must not be currently enrolled as full-time students.
Sign up: To reserve your spot send a check payable to: Walker Percy Center, Box 157, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118

For further information, e-mail lwi@loyno.edu or call 504-931-9902.