Narrative Unbound: Experimental Structures in Essays - Remote!

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
Saturday, September 26th, from 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Is your essay writing stuck in a rut? Or do you have a personal story you struggle to tell in a traditional narrative structure? Spend a day writing with different experimental essay forms and see how leaving your comfort zone can bust open your writing style. As poets have long known, the constraints of a specific form can spark unexpected directions in your writing. You’ll read and deconstruct several “unbound” essays for inspiration, try writing in new forms, and have the opportunity to read your drafts aloud with classmates. You’ll leave this class with the beginnings of one or more new essays.

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:

Scholarship Information

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Instructor

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Sari Boren
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism

Commitment Level

Medium

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