Writing Critical Essays & Reviews
with Kevin O'Rourke
Genres: Nonfiction, Essay
Open to all levels
As the saying goes, everyone's a critic. Or are they? Students interested in criticism—literary, music, cultural—will explore the art of critical writing by studying the work of others and producing their own work. We'll read a variety of pieces, from snarky book and Pitchfork reviews to more sober works of political criticism. Students can expect lively, inclusive discussions; exposure to a range of work; and to produce a portfolio of their own.
No class dates: 11/22/2023
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Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works in tech and writes about health. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions; he is currently working on several follow-up projects, including a book about surviving suicide. Other writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Kenyon Review, and Think Global Health, among others. Learn more at kforourke.com.
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