Feeling Your Way Into the Essay

with Christine Hemp

Genres: Nonfiction, Essay

Online

Intermediate, Advanced

2 Sessions

Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: January 22, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

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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Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp

she/her

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.

Website: https://christinehemp.com/index.html

Facebook: /hemprope

Instagram: @christinehemp

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