June 17th
10:00 am-12:30 pm


Essay Intensive: The "How To" Essay

Beginning with Lorrie Moore's classic, "How To Become a Writer," this one-day intensive explores how essayists use the instructional "How To" format to draw personal material from a seemingly impersonal form. 

Together we'll read model essays and discuss the form's unique attributes--its use of objective voice and innate balance of the known and unknown. We'll then brainstorm possibilities for our own "How To" essays and begin to develop material in class. 

Workshop time will include constructive group response and individual feedback from the instructor. Participants will leave with the beginnings of an experimental essay and a flexible new tool in their creative nonfiction repertoire.  

No prior writing or personal essay experience required. This workshop is ideal for beginning through advanced writers. 

The Essay Intensive series explores forms & topics particular to personal narrative and creative nonfiction. See our workshop calendar for monthly intensives through Spring 2017. 


1-day intensive
$75 | $65 (m)
w/Carla Riccio