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Academy

Essay 1 with John Haskell

Jun
19

June 19 – July 17 | Workshop A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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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 to 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.

To register, please visit the Academy section in our online store. If you have any questions, or would like any additional information, please write managing editor Megan Cummins at megan@apublicspace.org.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations within 4 days in advance of the first class, we can offer a credit for a future class.

Course Schedule
​Tuesdays
June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17 6:30 to 8:30 pm
4 sessions (please note: this class skips July 3)


John Haskell

is the author of, most recently, The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts. His stories and essays have appeared on the radio, in anthologies, and in many magazines. He lives in Brooklyn.


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