Feeling Your Way Into the Essay
Got an itch but don't know where to scratch? Floundering in material you love, but cannot figure out the true "mattering"? This generative class will help you follow your own instincts and make leaps with language, humor, and form. Dipping into writers like Brian Dillon, Patricia Hampl, and Langston Hughes will reveal how a compelling essay does not have a template; it draws upon a writer's unique way of perceiving the world. We will write in and outside of class. Prepare for surprise!
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A chapter of Christine Hemp’s memoir, Wild Ride Home, was recently published in The New York Times. Her poems and essays have also appeared in Salon.com, Iowa Review, Psychology Today, and on NPR. She believes that to write well, we must live well, not in terms of "professional success" or achieving the "perfect" essay. story, or poem, but in how we embrace the unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the ecstatic. Only then can we offer our readers the truths they thirst for.