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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Haiku to Uncover the Essence of Your Story

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

Feeling overwhelmed by the details of your story and decisions about what to include? In this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to avoid that struggle by illuminating the essence of your story to create a solid foundation on which to build or polish your manuscript. Using the Japanese art of Haiku, you’ll be guided through a process that reveals the heart and soul of your work, whether it’s a novel, creative nonfiction, an essay, or a play. You'll first learn how to write (or refresh your memory on) Haiku, then share the specifics of your story and sort through them to find the 17-syllable truth. Using your Haiku as a touchstone will keep you focused on what's relevant as you progress and empowers you to create a strong, engaging story that readers will love.

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.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

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.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!