Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018

Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Elizabeth Hanly

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3 Sessions: Wednesdays, June 6, 13 and 20

Writing is the closest thing to magic that I know. Nobody can pin down how precisely a story comes to a writer. But come they do — sometimes as a memory that won’t let one go; sometimes only as a vague nudge or image. This course in Creative Nonfiction asks participants to dig into their own experience, letting the stories that only they know come to them, then finding the best ways to put them down on paper.

In the process, participants begin to honor their own experience is unexpected ways. Both writers and “non-writers” are welcome. Open hearts are required.

3 sessions at Bellas Artes:
Wednesdays, June 6, 13 and 20
$220 US or peso equivalent

To register, please contact Elizabeth Hanly:


Elizabeth Hanly

Elizabeth Hanly

Elizabeth Hanly is a writer/editor/educator who specializes in creative non-fiction. Her expertise is in Latin America and the Caribbean, human rights, religion and the arts. She is based in South Florida.

A professor of Creative Writing and Film-Studies at the Honors College at Florida International University, she won the all-university award for Excellence in Teaching. Her courses in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir have extensive waiting lists. She has designed cultural, educational and human rights programs then written and received grants for those programs from the Ford Foundation among other organizations.

She is an experienced consultant/editor for both the business and non-profit sectors. She’s served as book doc/ ghost writer.

As a journalist, Hanly has brought home stories from war zones and refugee camps, from gold mines in Brazil and Peronist Party headquarters in Buenos Aires, from art studios in Havana. She has written on the joys of Fogal stockings and prides herself on finding Josephine Baker’s former hair-dresser in Havana. She has been a free-lance writer for over two decades, writing for everyone from the NYTimes, to Vogue to the Partisan Review.

She is currently working on a memoir: the story of how a Philly girl comes to make sense out of love, life and her past among the delicious and heart-breaking wacko elder singers and Afro-Cuban priests of Cuba.

Bottom line: Hanly thinks Umberto Eco was very right when he said, “To survive you must tell stories.”

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