is the author of four books, including The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts (A Public Space/Graywolf).
June 19 – July 17, 2018
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The Essay Workshop
How do you tell a story if you don’t have a single story to tell? How do your thoughts become a character in a narrative that has no story? How do you write your thoughts and then rewrite them in a way that encourages people to keep reading? How do you think with words, both written and spoken?
In this four-week introductory workshop on the essay as a narrative form, we will—as both serious readers and engaged practitioners—try to find some possible ways to begin to answer these questions. The course will include critical reading; developing ideas; and a healthy and vigorous discussion of what it takes for a contemporary essay to rise above the din.
June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17
6:30 to 8:30 pm
4 sessions (skips July 3)
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