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Summer 2015, Writers Workshops,

DAYTIME PERSONAL ESSAY

Course #2015-206
Saturdays Starting May 30 5:00 am–8:00 am running 8 weeks skipping July 4th
Cost: $285 Instructor: Erika Jo Brown
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Award-winning writer Cynthia Ozick once described the essay as “the movement of a free mind at play.” This course will combine intellectual rigor with the freedom of the personal essay form, which is exploratory by nature. Weekly in-class exercises will embolden us to take more risks and push more boundaries. We’ll delve into the processes of drafting and revision, and discuss different strategies for getting your work into the hands of a wider readership. Throughout the course, we’ll look at various techniques for crafting personal essays, reading seminal works by contemporary authors like Eula Biss, David Gessner, Anne Lamott, and David Sedaris. The most important texts for the course will be the essays of participants, which will be read with compassion as well as constructive critique.

About the instructor

ERIKA JO BROWN is from New York. She is the author of I’m Your Huckleberry, published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2014. She’s a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She’s currently a PhD candidate at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, where she has received an Inprint fellowship and serves as an assistant editor for Gulf Coast.

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