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Narrative Intensive: Writing Home

Monday-Friday, from 10:00am-1:00pm, starting June 17th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
14 seats max

As far back as Homer’s Odyssey, literary characters have taken quests to find “home”. What and where is home? Is it a place? A person? A feeling? What if agency over our home is taken from us? How does migration--either voluntary or involuntary--impact one's definition of home? In this week-long narrative intensive, we’ll explore these questions and more, engaging with works by writers such Pico Iyer, John Elder, Safiya Sinclair, Rafael Campo, Terry Tempest Williams, and Richard Rodriguez. Class time will focus on reading discussion and related writing prompts, with ample time for feedback. We’ll work across genres, looking at the role “home” plays in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

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Jennifer Crystal
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework
  • Concept Development


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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