A Million Little Essays
This is a fun and generative session for students who love the challenge of the short form essay, in this case 100 words. Short essay writing helps students really focus on a story's essence, a skill that they can apply to essays of any length. We will read essays by Anri Wheeler, Chandreyee Lahiri, John Meyers, Andrew Park, Wen Qi Li, Yasunari Kawabata, Lydia Davis and others to inspire us. Then we'll write multiple tiny essays, as many as we have time for, and maybe, even choose one to revise and submit.
This is a great class for a writer who loves a challenge; craves a New York Times byline; and wants to get hyper-specific with their language by writing a bunch of little essays to get to the point.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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Previous Students Say
- Lots of Practical Tips
- "Diverse Reading Assignments"
- "Inspired Me to Write More"
- Generate New Work
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Instructor Feedback
- Personal Essay