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Special Topics in Nonfiction

Informing Through Personal Essay

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, July 1st, 10:30am-1:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
13 seats max

Personal essays aren’t just about our own experiences or exploring universal truths; they can also be a way to inform an audience about a specialized topic. Are you an expert on climate change? Do you have a rare medical condition? Want to spread the word about something that’s important to you, but you’d rather not write an academic essay or an op-ed? In this seminar you will learn how to harness the personal essay as a teaching tool. Using published essays as our guides, we’ll examine how you can put a personal spin on heavy topics to make those issues interesting and accessible to a wide audience. Come to class with a subject you'd like to write about, and a list of pertinent information you'd like to share, and we'll begin working on the essays in class.

Part of GrubStreet's Special Topics in Nonfiction, a group of classes dedicated to exploring different craft elements of creative nonfiction. For more class offerings, click here.

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Instructor

Jennifer Crystal
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Very Well-Organized"

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • Literary Journalism

Commitment Level

Low

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