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Micro Essay

This intensive workshop focuses on short nonfiction, as both finished work and scaffolding for compression, lyricism, and experimentation in longer prose narratives. The course explores a variety of short (500-750-word) nonfiction forms, including memoir/personal essay, argument, social commentary, meditation, reflection, criticism, and cross-genre hybrids in both print and online publications. Participants write, critique, and revise eight original works during two consecutive Saturday workshops

  • Programs:
  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 4118 - NWRW 0429 A
  • McKeithen, Madge
Nov 02 - Nov 09
11:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall 2019
CRN 4118
What you will learn
  • New ways to write short form nonfiction
  • Essential elements of the micro essay
  • How to use specific prose techniques powerfully in condensed form nonfiction
  • How to edit for strong effect
  • How to comment on others’ short-form nonfiction
  • You will be part of an intensive workshop generating new material, critiquing and revising
  • Assignments and consideration of new forms will offer possibilities for new work
  • You will receive written feedback from the instructor on each assignment you submit
  • You will deepen your understanding of the micro essay
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