What makes for a successful work of personal narrative? What transforms mere experience into shapely art? In this workshop, we will study—partly by reading the published work of iconic and experimental essayists, mainly through the submission and discussion of students’ own writing—the craft and technique of the personal essay. Readings include work by James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, David Foster Wallace.
Faculty: Darcy Frey
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:45 pm
ENGLISH CAP 001