— Writing Classes —
Jodie has taught creative writing at Seattle's Hugo House, the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and at the Boston Public Library's Writing Workshops. She is currently offering courses at GrubStreet in Boston and online at The Writing District. See below for current course offerings, or contact her about manuscript consultation.
Introduction to travel writing: From Here to there
Through this seminar, we’ll explore our travel not just as an adventure to report, but as a lens through which we can examine our lives. For inspiration, we’ll draw on esteemed travel writers such as Gretel Ehrlich, Paul Theroux, and Cheryl Strayed. Students will have the opportunity to shape their journeys into stories through helpful in-class writing prompts and exercises. The seminar will include a brief overview on the development of the genre and a discussion over the relevant place travel writing has in today’s global community.
This three-hour GrubStreet seminar will be taught at School One in Providence.
Monday, February 4, 2018 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Lyric Essay
The lyric essay exists in an undefined space between poetry and non-fiction. By breaking the rules of genre and experimenting with hybrid forms, students in this class can expect to breathe new life into stagnant essays, develop poetic lines into thoughtful arguments, and to take their non-fiction to new creative places. In addition to writing prompts and workshops, we’ll be exploring the genre through excerpts and essays from John D’Agata, Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, and Claudia Rankine, among others.
This six-week Frequency Writers class will be taught at School One in Providence.
Mondays, March 18, 2019 to April 29, 2019 (no class April 15) from 6:30pm - 9:00pm