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 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 corinnacook.com.