Chutney as Love: Harnessing the Power of the Extended Metaphor [Wilson Diehl]
How can we write about life’s key subjects—like love, death, loss, or joy—in ways that aren’t vague and clichéd? In this class, we’ll harness the extended metaphor, using concrete objects—like food, clothing, or furniture—as vehicles for exploring large themes in specific, meaningful, and memorable ways. Expect brainstorming activities, writing prompts, discussions on craft, and close readings of published essays. Come to class with just a pen and blank paper and leave with an early draft of one personal essay and ideas for many more.