Thursdays, February 21st-March 14th
Personal Essay & Memoir:
A faded sweatshirt. Your first car. A lost ring. Over time, the familiar objects of our lives accumulate meaning and become symbols of who we are, or were, or hoped to be.
In this 4-week workshop, we’ll use objects from our daily lives as focal points for essays that reflect, amuse, and resonate. Each week, we’ll use writing prompts and model essays by contemporary authors to inspire our own original work. We’ll also look at how these small personal histories can open the door to larger material, whether an extended essay, a series of linked essays, or a book-length memoir.
Workshop time includes readings, in-class writing, and constructive feedback on works in progress.
All levels welcome!