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The Terribly Personal Political Essay

with Sonora Jha

Genres: Nonfiction, Essay

Online

Intermediate, Advanced

6 Sessions

Start Date: July 6, 2023
End Date: August 10, 2023
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
3 seats left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Craft that chapter in your memoir where the personal meets the political, that op-ed you have the authority to write, or that cultural critique for a literary journal. Learning from James Baldwin, Rebecca Solnit, Arundhati Roy, Alexander Chee, Melissa Febos, and others, we will generate essays that tap into your own rage, your biting wit, and your personal rumination. Expect to leave with at least one strong essay and a pitch for an editor.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Sonora Jha

Sonora Jha

she/her/hers

Sonora Jha is the author of the novels The Laughter (2023) and Foreign (2013) and the memoir How To Raise A Feminist Son: A Memoir and Manifesto (2021). After a career as a journalist covering crime, politics, and culture in India and Singapore, she moved to the United States to earn a Ph.D. in media and public affairs. Sonora’s OpEds, essays, and public appearances have featured in The New York Times, on BBC, and elsewhere. She is a professor of journalism and lives in Seattle. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. 

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