Writing about Music
Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," the saying goes. But what's wrong with dancing about architecture? In this generative class, we'll use the work of writers like Rick Moody, Jessica Hopper, and Hanif Abdurraqib as models for writing vividly, precisely, and relatably about the music we love (or hate, or love to hate). You'll come away with new skills, at least four new beginnings of a personal essay or memoir, and possibly even a new favorite band.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given. Feedback is informal—quick responses to writing done in class.
- Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
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Kristi Coulter is author of Nothing Good Can Come From This and the forthcoming Exit Interview. Her work appears in The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Elle, and elsewhere. She has taught at Hugo House and the University of Washington. Go to www.kristicoulter.com for more information.
Social Media: @KristiCCCoulter (Twitter and Instagram)
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