The personal essay examines one piece of a life — an oddity or observation, a habit or hatred, a relationship or loss — through the author’s unique point of view. Great essayists situate personal topics within a broader context; they expose their humanness and, in doing so, connect to the humanness of us all. In this course, participants practice the personal essay writing process, from mining the raw material of their lives to completing and submitting pieces. Characteristics and craft techniques of the personal essay form are discussed and applied. Each week, participants share new or revised work in an intimate, supportive setting.
Online via ZOOM
7 Fridays, 10am to 12:30pm
September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS
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