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Introductory | The lyric essay exists in an undefined space between poetry and nonfiction. By breaking the rules of genre and experimenting with hybrid forms, students in this class can expect to breathe new life into stagnant essays, develop poetic lines into thoughtful arguments, and take their nonfiction to new creative places. In addition to writing prompts and workshops, we’ll explore the genre through excerpts and essays from John D’Agata, Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, and Claudia Rankine, among others.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 04/11/2018
End Date: 05/16/2018
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Jodie Noel Vinson received her MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College, where she wrote a book on literary travel. Her essays and reviews have been published in Ploughshares, Creative Non-Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Nowhere Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. Her work has been anthologized in Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing and selected as “Notable Essay” in The Best American Essays (2015 and 2016). Jodie lives with her husband in Seattle, where she is working on a book about insomnia.