Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo, Ph.D.

Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo
  • Colby College
  • University of Washington
The wonderful thing about creative nonfiction is that from the same facts, we can tell hundreds of different stories. Everyone has a different perspective; simply changing the focus on the imaginary lens changes the story.

Dr. Tilar J. Mazzeo is the Clara C. Piper Professor of English at Colby College in Maine and the New York Times best-selling author of The Widow Cliquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It and The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume. Professor Mazzeo earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. In 2008, she won the Gourmand Award for the Best Work of Wine Literature in the United States for The Widow Cliquot. She is also the author of Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma and Back Lane Wineries of Napa. Her travel, food, and wine essays have appeared in a range of national publications, including Food and Wine magazine. Professor Mazzeo held the prestigious Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence position at The George Washington University. Her lessons, exercises, and advice on the art and craft of creative nonfiction have appeared in collections including Now Write! Nonfiction: Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers.

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"Professor Mazzeo is an outstanding lecturer. Her course is most instructive, yet entertaining. She deserves more than 5 stars -- a Medal of some sort would be in order.  Bravo."

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13 Courses and Sets

  1. Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Tilar J. Mazzeo
    3.9 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (152)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    The 24 lectures of Writing Creative Nonfiction by award-winning writing instructor and Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College, a New York Times best-selling author, are a chance for you to explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. Filled with helpful tips and techniques, memorable...
  2. (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Argumentation  Set

    (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Argumentation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Take your writing to the next level with this practical two-course set that pays dividends on the page and beyond. Explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers, in Writing Creative Nonfiction. And in Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition, learn how to persuade people...
  3. (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything  Set

    (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    This immensely practical two-course set will help improve your writing of the stories that you want to share with others as well as anything else that requires analytical and persuasive writing. Explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers, in Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo's Writing Creative...
  4. (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Great American Bestseller  Set

    (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Great American Bestseller

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    The 24 lectures of Writing Creative Nonfiction by award-winning writing instructor and Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College, a New York Times best-selling author, are a chance for you to explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. Then, with Great American Bestsellers: The Books That...
  5. (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Building Great Sentences Set

    (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Building Great Sentences

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    This immensely practical two-course set will help improve your writing of the stories that you want to share with others and will show you the power of the individual sentences used to construct those stories in this creative two-course set. Explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers, in...
  6. (Set) The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals & Writing Creative Nonfiction  Set

    (Set) The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Acquire the skills of storytelling and of writing creative nonfiction to entertain, influence, and impart values you hold dear in this practical and enjoyable course set from two experts of their craft. First, in internationally acclaimed storyteller Hannah B. Harvey's The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals, you'll learn the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell...
  7. (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Art of Reading  Set

    (Set) Writing Creative Nonfiction & Art of Reading

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    This immensely practical two-course set will help improve your writing of the stories that you want to share with others as well as show you how to make your future reading experiences more enriching and enjoyable. Explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers, in Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo's...
  8. (Set) Your Guide to Using English Set

    (Set) Your Guide to Using English

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $964.80 Starting at $964.80 $1,139.80 $964.80$1,139.80
    Get a lively and practical guide to effective uses of English in this course foursome that will help you be more logical, engaging, and persuasive in both speech and writing. In Writing Creative Nonfiction, explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. In Argumentation: The Study of Effective...
  9. (Set) Becoming a Great Essayist & Writing Creative Nonfiction Set

    (Set) Becoming a Great Essayist & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Writing well is not an inherent skill. Master two notable forms of this craft with this two-course set, starting with Becoming a Great Essayist. Then explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product ready for publication in Writing Creative Nonfiction.
  10. (Set) Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques & Writing Creative Nonfiction Set

    (Set) Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Break out of writer's block and gain the confidence to tell your tales with this two-course set. Professional and published writers give you tips, tricks, and techniques to get your first draft written and the inspiration to take it to new heights.
  11. (Set) The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction & Writing Creative Nonfiction Set

    (Set) The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Writers and readers alike will find this two-course set enthralling. Chock full of remarkable insights about the genre, The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction is a must-have for any literary buff. Then, explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers with Writing Creative Nonfiction.
  12. (Set) How to Publish Your Book & Writing Creative Nonfiction Set

    (Set) How to Publish Your Book & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Gain the knowledge, tools, and inspiration you need to discover your stories and start telling them in the most compelling way—then take those skills to the next level of publication—with this two-course set. First explore the entire process of writing in Writing Creative Nonfiction, and then learn insider tips, tricks, and secrets that will help you improve your chances for publication in How to Publish Your...
  13. (Set) How Great Science Fiction Works & Writing Creative Nonfiction Set

    (Set) How Great Science Fiction Works & Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    From science fiction to non-fiction, this two-course set provides an insightful look at the inner workings of great literature. Start with a remarkable overview of How Great Science Fiction Works, which provides an in-depth exploration of this surprisingly influential genre. Then, get the knowledge, tools, and inspiration you need to tell your own stories in Writing Creative Nonfiction.