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Introduction to the Lyric Essay

  • Hugo House 1021 Columbia Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Course description

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.


The six week course will be taught at Seattle's Hugo House, beginning October 2, 2017.


The class will meet Mondays from 7:10p to 9:10p, on 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, & 11/6/2017.

Earlier Event: October 23
Introduction to the Lyric Essay
Later Event: November 6
Introduction to the Lyric Essay