Essay Workshop


In this course, we will study the form of the essay, dividing our time between reading and interpretation of literature (nonfiction, fiction, and what falls between) and the creation and critiquing of new work. These essays, both formal and informal, will be generated through loosely structured in-class exercises and outside assignments. We will work on crafting short, perfect pieces—so come prepared to think about your writing at the sentence level. Conferences will encompass a highly enjoyable reading list and several truly great documentary films chosen to complement the work that we do in class to broaden our understanding of narrative structure.