Workshop: “A Harp in the Stars: Introduction to the Lyric Essay”


“I think it valuable to drop the story line,” writes Maggie Nelson, because “there may be no whole story.” This workshop explores essayistic alternatives to “the story line” by discussing weekly passages from the lyric essay anthology A Harp in the Stars (ed. Randon Billings Noble). Participants will close read and discuss select essays, encounter some of the field’s history/debates, receive weekly prompts to guide their own lyric essay experiments, and have the opportunity to share writing with the group.

Registration opens mid-March 2023 at Hugo House!

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