January 10 - November 20, 2022
Level All Levels
Starts January 10
Space is limited to 14 writers
HOW IT WORKS:
This track begins with Shapes of Stories, a 10-week intermediate-level course that will help you expand your writer’s tool kit. You’ll experiment with a variety of structures—everything from straightforward, traditional presentations to offshoots of the lyric essay, such as braids, collages, or the many varieties of borrowed forms that we find in “hermit crab” essays.
Next, in the 5-week Writing the Lyric Essay: When Poetry & Nonfiction Play, you’ll focus on the lyric essay and the many possibilities of this flexible genre.
In the summer term, you can choose a course that best fits your specific project and writing goals.
Finally, in Advanced Flash Essay: Freedom in Structure, you will continue to explore a range of short nonfiction forms, styles, and structures. Week by week, you’ll focus on specific elements of the craft of writing, including symbolism, voice, and structure and ways to use these elements effectively within the confines of up to 1,500 words.
By the end of the year, you’ll have mastered the basics, written and revised a tremendous amount of new work in a variety of forms and structures, and grown significantly as a writer.
FUNDAMENTALS :: Jan 10 – Mar 20
Shapes of Stories :: Instructor – Nancy McCabe
INTERMEDIATE :: Apr 11 – May 15
Writing the Lyric Essay: When Poetry & Nonfiction Play:: Instructor – Joanna Cooper
SUMMER ELECTIVE :: Jul 12 – Aug 15
Choose a 5-week summer course that is most relevant to your focus and goals.
ADVANCED :: Sep 12 – Nov 20
Advanced Flash Essay: Freedom in Structure :: Instructor – Jenna McGuiggan
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THIS IS FOR YOU IF:
What are you waiting for? Make a yearlong commitment to your craft.
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I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.Catherine O’Neill
I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.
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