A Crash Course in
the Lyric Essay

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Date(s): 4/9/22
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 2:00 PM


Type: Literary, Virtual & Online

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What makes an essay “lyric”? What are the benefits of using imagery and intuition to explore a line of thought instead of narrative and exposition? In this workshop, we will discuss the possibilities and pleasures of the lyric essay. We will read short examples, look at some of the myriad forms a lyric essay can take (segmented, braided, hermit crab), consider the ways form can intensify content, and do some sketching towards a lyric essay of our own.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will leave with a new understanding of the lyric essay as well as a list of places to read and publish them.

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