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Writing the Nonlinear Narrative Essay 6-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts June 24th, 2021
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$395.00

Writing the Nonlinear Narrative Essay 6-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts June 24th, 2021


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Begins Thursday, June 24th, 2021

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Class will meet weekly on Thursdays via Zoom, 2PM - 4PM CST

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Taught by Kat Moore, whose essays have appeared in Image, Brevity, Passages North, Creative Nonfiction, Diagram, The Rumpus and others. She also teaches creative nonfiction writing at the University of North Texas.

Memory provides the key to the narrative essay. Yet, as one remembers, other memories are triggered. Memory is not linear and presents itself associatively and often times seemingly out of nowhere disrupting the present moment of thought.

How do these small ruptures of memory inspire an essay? And what modes of essaying work best for nonlinear narratives?

Straight time is linear, a chronological movement from A to B to C. Nonlinear time disturbs chronology, and, within an essay, allows the past and present to speak to each other, allows different moments of memory to inhabit space.

This course will study essay forms that work in nonlinear time, primarily the collage essay and the braided essay, while focusing on how memory functions in the essay. There will be short writing prompts along with a workshop of a full length essay from each student.

Note: Kat will provide links or PDFs to assigned readings, which will include writers working in nonlinear time like Paul Lisicky, Alexander Chee, Melissa Febos, and Audre Lorde.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:
  • Experimentation with form
  • Each student will learn how to craft an essay that builds off of nonlinear memory as well as exploring forms and developing their craft in the process.
  • Associative writing
  • At least one competed long essay and several shorter ones.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF:

  • You're finding the constraints of your current writing practice too limiting.
  • You want exposure to a range of new approaches to bring to your writing practice.
  • You want an expanded sense of what is possible in your work.

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class meets weekly via Zoom.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Kat Moore

  • Class starts June 24th, 2021

  • Will meet weekly on Thursdays via Zoom: 2PM - 4PM CST

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

Instructor Kat Moore has essays in Image, Brevity, Passages North, Creative Nonfiction, Diagram, The Rumpus, Entropy, Hippocampus, Whiskey Island, Salt Hill, New South, Hotel Amerika and others. She also has an essay in the anthology Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness and Medicine. She also teaches creative nonfiction writing at the University of North Texas.

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