Odyssey: Writing the Personal Essay

"The essay can do everything a poem can do," writes Annie Dillard, "and everything a short story can do—everything but fake it." In this six-week workshop, students will craft essays—whether memoirs, rants, or musings—that are sturdy, stylish, and honest. "Essay" means try. Students will try this compact form of prose in class. Each evening will start with a brief exercise to spark ideas. Students will write, discuss their work, and read masters of the form—from E. B. White to Nora Ephron. Working writers will drop in (in person or via Skype) for Q & A, in a warm and supportive atmosphere.

919.099.01 Homewood campus
Cost: $186 (6 sessions)
Thursday, March 26 to April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.