Soundtrack of Your Life: Essays About Music
We all seem to be moved by music, though our preference in genre varies. We use our favorite songs to get pumped up for competition; stay motivated through a workout; drown our sorrows after a heartbreak; accompany our wailing when we’ve had enough. There are songs that conjure slideshows of memories, making us remember people, places and moments that remain vivid years later.
How do we chronicle the way music moves and shapes us?
We will examine excerpts from authors like Hanif Abdurraqib, Nicole Shawan Junio, Kiese Laymon, Carina del Valle Schorske, Joy Priest, and Danielle Jackson. We will use these writings and other prompts to write pieces that incorporate the music that has moved through our lives.
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