Land Imprints on Us: Writing Place as Ledger
Genres: Nonfiction, Essay
Places, like bodies, have emotional metadata encrypted within them—meticulous ledgers of everything that has transpired there—offering a portal to our previous selves and to our collective humanity. In this course, students will write one new personal essay about a place of personal significance, and incorporate their research on the historical context of the land and the people who preceded them in that place. This is a creative nonfiction course for writers interested in the interplay of memory, spirituality, and maps.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- Feedback in class: Both peer and Instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
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Cara Stoddard holds an MFA from the University of Idaho and a BA from the College of Wooster. Their work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Terrain, and Ninth Letter, among others, and has been nominated for Pushcart. Learn more at Cara's website.
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