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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Essays

No Longer Enrolling

  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

There’s nothing you cannot do with the essay, Annie Dillard declared. In this fun, intensive class, writers will produce six short essays (up to 1,000 words each) over six weeks. Each week we will look at exemplary works, including, but not limited to, pieces by Jo Ann Beard, Eula Biss, Lee Martin, Grace Paley, and David Sedaris. We will also read essays on craft, and explore different forms and styles. Students will respond to prompts based on the works we have read and bring copies of their completed essays to class each week, where they will receive feedback in brief workshop sessions. At the end of the course, students will leave with six essay drafts and a path forward to possible publication!

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 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. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

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!