How I Wrote This: Discussion of The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang, with Melody Moezzi - Remote!

Thursday, January 28th, from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
200 seats max

We’re thrilled to welcome author Esmé Weijun Wang, our Muse 2020 Fellow in Non-Fiction, to discuss her singular essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. This conversation  will be as much about the process of writing and publishing The Collected Schizophrenias as about the content of the book itself. That said, we urge you to read The Collected Schizophrenias, which was lauded as "an intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness...Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the 'collected schizophrenias' but to those who wish to understand it as well." Wang will be in conversation with the fabulous Melody Moezzi, author of The Rumi Prescription.

Join Wang and Meozzi for an intimate discussion about the construction of The Collected Schizophrenias, the writing and publishing process, and more.

This event is free & open to the public. Pre-reading the collection is recommended, but not required.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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  • The Novel
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