The Artful Essayist

with Christine Hemp

Genres: Nonfiction, Essay

Online

Open to all levels

2 Sessions

Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: January 27, 2024
Day of Week: Friday, Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

Like poetry, literary nonfiction opens the reader to an 'aha' experience. Whether the essay is about art, your family, fly fishing, or AI, the essay distinguishes itself by its layers of deeper meaning—surprising ourselves as well as our readers. This workshop will help you cultivate your voice, tune in to the "ear" of language, and find a shape for your unique essay. You will leave this class with a rough draft of your artful essay. For the novice and advanced writer alike.

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.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES:

  • 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
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

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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