You Are What You Read
Intermediate | What you read really does impact your DNA as a writer, and the conversations you engage in with various texts will greatly influence your work. In this class, we’ll look at how to “read like a writer,” create reading lists, build a personal reference library, and know when to narrow and/or expand your focus. You’ll leave class with new reading tools and tactics for improving your writing.
Allison Ellis’ writing has been published in The New York Times, The Ploughshares blog, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Amazon Original Stories, SELF, Marie Claire, Redbook, and The Washington Post. In 2016, her essay, “Hold On” won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award in the short nonfiction category, and her forthcoming memoir, Ready About is the 2021 recipient of the First Pages Prize/Sandra Carpenter Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars (2021) and a BA from Smith College in American Studies. Read more of her work at allisonellis.com