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4-Week Essay Bootcamp
Session One: Welcome, The Basics, Considering The Single-Scene Narrative Essay
What is an essay/creative nonfiction?
+ Optional Reading:
Phillip Lopare's "The Essay, An Exercise In Doubt"
Joe Brainard's "I Remember" (excerpts)
T Kira Madden's "Pencil"
"Introduction By Way Of Metaphorical Object"
Sandra Cisneros' "My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn"
Diane Seuss' "I Hoisted Them, Two Drug Dealers, I Guess That's What They Were..."
The Stream-of-Consciousness Essay
Session Two: Employing Repetition & Small, Specific Moments
Justin Torres' "We The Animals"
Repetition, Anaphora, and Parallelism
Dave Lucas' "That Father Lost"
The List Essay
Session Three: The Single-Scene Narrative Essay & Experimental Forms
T Kira Madden's "The Lizard"
The Small Made Large
Dylan Nice's "Teeth"
Ryan Van Meter's "First"
The Single-Scene Narrative Essay
Session Four: The Lyric Essay & The Associative Essay
Michael Martone's "Some Space"
The Lyric Essay
Jenny Boully's "Between Cassiopeia and Perseus"
Jenny Boully's "Mourning Suit"
The Twenty Little Essay Projects
Matthew Gavin Frank's "A Brief Atmospheric Future"
The Associative Essay
Reading & Writing Beyond Our Time Together: The Braided Essay, In Media Res, Writing Other People's Stories
Jo Ann Beard's "The Fourth State of Matter"
The Braided Essay
Kyle Minor's "The Question of Where We Begin"
In Media Res
Jo Ann Beard's "Werner"
+ Exercise: Writing Other People's Stories