How to Write a Modern Love Essay
Genres: Nonfiction, The Writing Life
Open to all levels
The Modern Love column in the New York Times has been a reader favorite since its inception in 2004. In this class, we will look at a few example columns and discuss their structure as well as insider tips on how to write an essay that is more likely to be a "yes." Students will write to a number of prompts designed to help them create their own Modern Love essay. Bring writing tools and questions.
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Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor's essays have appeared numerous places including the New York Times, Seattle Times, and the Rumpus.
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