Nonfiction, Essay

  • Term: Spring 2022
  • Start Date: May 3, 2022
  • End Date: May 24, 2022
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Written Cartographies

Intermediate/Advanced | Maps, like literature, tell us where we are and where we might go. And literature, like a good map, tells us where the firm boundaries lie and where they give way. The creative nonfiction essay serves as this workshop’s lens: we’ll sample essays that treat maps as art, essays that expand maps into metaphor, and essays that make maps out of language. Participants will dialogue with a map of their choice and should bring a place-interested draft as springboard for experimentation.

Corinna Cook

Corinna Cook


Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings, an essay collection (University of Alaska Press 2020). She is a former Fulbright Fellow, an Alaska Literary Award recipient, and a Rasmuson Foundation awardee. Corinna’s creative work appears in Flyway, Alaska Quarterly Review, Alaska Magazine, Brink, and elsewhere; her journalism appears in Yukon North of Ordinary and GlacierHub; her critical articles appear in Assay, New Writing, and Essay Daily; and she writes about teaching for Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. Corinna holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri. More at