Trevor has taught nonfiction writing workshops at the Key West Literary Seminar, the University of Memphis MFA program, the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University, and the University of Miami, among other venues. He has taught an undergraduate seminar at The New School and was on the Upper School faculty at Brooklyn Friends School for two years, where he taught expository writing, history, and foreign language. Trevor is also a frequent visiting speaker at colleges and schools.

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From Miles Frieden

Executive Director of the Key West Literary Seminar:

“Trevor Corson is an outstanding workshop leader. He led a weeklong class on narrative nonfiction, a class that included students from a wide array of backgrounds, abilities and approaches. He provided everyone with detailed attention and engaged class members in improving their own and others’ writing. He was unfailingly accessible and kind to students throughout. He also provided essential information about nonfiction writing, its mores and ethics, and how it differs from memoir, fiction and other forms of writing. We strongly recommend Trevor as a teacher and workshop leader.”

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From Buki Papillon

Student, Key West Literary Seminar:

“I will always be immensely grateful for Trevor Corson’s class. I learned a lot about nonfiction writing techniques and skill and also enjoyed the class immensely. Trevor’s workshop approach fostered a true spirit of community amongst his students as he encouraged each of us to contribute to the critiquing process in a way that maximized the results for everyone. Trevor’s own critiques were insightful and, between the diagrams he would occasionally create on the board and his analysis of each student’s story, I left feeling that I had gained more from his workshop than I imagined possible. I carried with me the basic important fact that in order to write successful nonfiction, I have to tell a good story while unobtrusively weaving in verifiable information. I also very much appreciated the fact that Trevor treated every one of us as talented writers who one day could be fellow professionals, so that I left his class feeling both challenged and encouraged that we had all been given the tools to steer safely through writing our own real stories.”

From Dr. Robert Ginsburg

President, Ocean Research and Education Foundation;

Professor, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
University of Miami

“Trevor Corson delivered an insightful and constructive seminar providing crucial tips for helping our scientists and experts communicate their work to the public.”

From Jamie Kruse

Student, Master’s Program

in Media Studies at The New School,
New York City;

Co-founder, Geologic City: a Field Guide to the GeoArchitecture of New York:

“I really enjoyed Trevor Corson’s course and learned so much. I'm sure I'll be thinking about, and following up, on all we discussed for many months to come. I'm glad to have been able to take part!”

From Donna Farren

Learning Specialist,

New York State Board of Cooperative Educational Services:

“Trevor Corson was more than generous with his time and enthusiasm. He was fantastic with the students and took time to answer every question.” Farren highly recommends The Secret Life of Lobsters and Corson’s recently published new book, The Story of Sushi, as learning tools.



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Trevor discusses his work as a writer with students in the MFA program at the University of Memphis (2008).