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English instructor to discuss creative nonfiction during Thursdays at the U

| Linda Tollefsrud

“Creative” probably is not a word most people associate with the nonfiction genre. However, writing styles like memoir, narrative essay and flash nonfiction offer numerous opportunities for creative expression.

Kate Worzala, lecturer in English at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Kate Worzala, lecturer in English at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Kate Worzala, a lecturer in English at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, will present “Creative Nonfiction: Not an Oxymoron” during Thursdays at the U Oct. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County.

The presentation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall in Ritzinger Hall and will be livestreamed at

Worzala will discuss some easy ways to get started as a nonfiction writer and will introduce a variety of publication outlets.

Worzala has taught writing courses and worked with young writers for more than 15 years. She has been an instructor of writing courses and a tutoring coordinator at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County for the past four years. Last spring, she had the chance to teach a creative nonfiction course, which reignited her love for the genre.

The Thursdays at the U weekly series is free and open to the public thanks to support from the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation. Neither seating reservations nor parking permits are needed for campus guests.

In addition to the livestream option, the recordings are archived on the Thursdays at the U webpage.

The next lecture in the series will be Oct. 26, with David Armstrong presenting “Filipino Workers in Barron County.”

For more information about the series, call the campus at 715-788-6244 or email Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, the series organizer, at