In this course we will read and write essays that bring a personal lens to a larger topic. We will consider audience, possible outlets, persuasion, and other concerns of craft. During the first two weeks, we will discuss ideas, make a few starts, and write pitches. In the final six weeks, each writer will workshop one essay. Each week, we will do a writing exercise. The goal of the course is to have a working idea of how to write the personal essay for others.
About the instructor
MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood and other books. His essays have been published in NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, Vice, and other venues, and a collection of essays, Own Story, will be published in 2019. He will receive his PhD from the UH Creative Writing Program this May, where he was awarded an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship, an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction, and an Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing.
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