English CAP. The Art of the Personal Essay: Workshop

Instructor: Darcy Frey
Section 1: Wednesday, 3:00-5:45 pm | Location: TBA
Section 2: Thursday, 3:00-5:45 pm | Location: TBA
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.

What makes for a successful work of personal narrative? What transforms mere experience into shapely art? In this workshop, we will study—partly by reading the published work of iconic and experimental essayists, mainly through the submission and discussion of students’ own writing—the craft and technique of the personal essay. Readings include work by James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, David Foster Wallace.