Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Essay
Genres: Nonfiction, Essay
What is it about your favorite essay that makes it your favorite? In this class, instructor Minda Honey will teach you how to excavate the craft lessons buried in every essay. You'll learn from essays assigned by the instructor and essays brought to class by you and your peers. Dig deep into what makes an intro hook your attention, solve the mystery of how a writer you admire pulled off that perfect essay ending, and collect the details they've scattered throughout their work to wrap you up in their world and guide you safely over every narrative arc. Then, apply what you've learned to your work-in-progress with in-class writing prompts.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Minda Honey's essays have been featured by Longreads, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere, including the anthologies Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger and A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South. www.mindahoney.com
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