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

Where Personal Meets Political: The Art of Writing About Home

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

Home is an origin, home is an aspiration; home is personal, home is political. In this class, we'll look at the ways we can write about home in our nonfiction. In the first half, we’ll consider architecture and physical space in personal essays; in the second half of the class, we’ll look at how the space and objects of a house can be used to establish intimacy in socio-political writing. We'll consider the work of Dunya Mikhail, Natalia Ginsburg, Michael Ondaatje, Mohsin Hamid, and Hisham Matar. Students should be prepared to research while in class, either via laptop or other materials.

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.

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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!