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Spliced: Writing Interwoven Narrative (2-Part)

2 Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting April 1st.
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 4 spots left!

Multiple characters sharing the narrator mic. Quotes from your favorite authors, occasionally interrupting your story. A series of vignettes strung together by a lyrical metaphor. The four different-but-connected personal essays that you wrote last year, blended into a singular, compelling piece.

In this class, we’ll explore how splicing our writing can give our stories unique texture, pace, and profound meaning beyond what we can articulate for ourselves. The splicing technique works for both long-form and short-form writing. To this end, we will read excerpts from two “fragmented” memoirs — Maggie Nelson’s “The Argonauts” and Lily Hoang’s “A Bestiary” — as well as a braided essay.

Students will have the opportunity to start new writing from scratch, as well as incorporate the splicing technique into their current project. Come with a blank page, or with your latest creative nonfiction draft!

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Kayla Degala-ParaĆ­so
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Workshop
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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