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Intro to the Lyric Essay with Rob Williams

September 19, 2018
7:00 pm
The Writing Salon

“In this 5-week class, we'll immerse ourselves in the lyric essay,” says instructor Rob Williams. “We’ll learn essential tools to gain confidence with this form, such as how to construct images with sensory details, how to weave in excerpts or quotes from historical texts, song lyrics, diary entries, or newspaper headlines, how to use poetic language like alliteration and assonance, and how to experiment with structure and narrative.” By the end of the course, participants will have created pieces based on the four categories of the lyric essay: the prose poem, the braided essay, the collage essay, and the “Hermit Crab” essay.

The Writing Salon

2042 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
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