6 Weeks, 6 Essays: Online

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 weeks online; no live meetings. Class opens April 15th.
Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 4 spots left!

Sometimes the smallest moment (or the shortest essay) holds the greatest revelation. In this online class you will write six personal essays between 500 and 1,000 words. You’ll generate a lot of material, refine your skills, explore challenges in style and voice, and take a fresh look at your life experience. By working in a shorter format, you’ll also find ways to tighten your prose and improve your storytelling skills. We'll study and discuss examples of published essays, from authors such as Carmen Maria Machado, Eula Biss, Esmé Weijun Wang, Joan Didion, James Baldwin, Kristen Arnett, Emily VanDerWerff, Inkoo Kang, Bryan Washington, Scaachi Koul and Britni de la Cretaz). Each week, we will also offer each other targeted feedback to help each other identify the “heat" of our essay drafts, and how to develop them. You will come out of the course with fresh drafts of multiple essays and the insight, inspiration, and knowledge of craft to develop them into polished essays.

*NOTE that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink, our online class platform, before 5pm on the first day of class.

 

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Baylea Jones
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Medium

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