Workshop

Expanding the Personal Narrative

With: 
Thomas Mira y Lopez

This class will focus on how we can use an investigation and exploration of the wider world as a springboard for writing more nuanced and resonant personal narratives. How can we situate our stories in larger social, political, and cultural spheres? How might we use research, journalism, or lyric association to show the connections held within our own stories? By the end of this course, students will have greater fluency with blending various types of nonfiction and a more thorough understanding of the possibilities for opening up their personal narratives. Students will write a series of weekly generative prompts based on readings from authors such as Eula Biss, Elena Passarello, and Lidia Yuknavitch.


This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
6:30 pm
 - 
8:30 pm
Class Level:
Intermediate
Intermediate
Class Categories:

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Thomas Mira y Lopez

Thomas Mira y Lopez is the author of The Book of Resting Places (Counterpoint Press, 2017). His work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Georgia Review, and Kenyon Review Online among other places and he has received fellowships from Colgate University and the MacDowell Colony. He's an editor of Territory, a literary project about maps, and a lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Remote online via Zoom

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