Narrative Intimacy in Literary Nonfiction [Sarah Townsend]
All Levels | A recent New York Times article refers to a new wave of memoirs drawing on the intimate. While intimacy of voice in narrative nonfiction is not new, readers continue to seek deep human connection through books. Together, we will read excerpts of writers who hold their readers close, including Sarah Manguso, Warsan Shire, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Through close readings, free-writing, and analysis of craft, participants will experiment with technique for a new or existing project.