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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2D: Greater Than the Sum of the Parts: Transforming Personal Essays into a Book FULL
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Personal essays are a popular genre, and sometimes essayists consider turning their work into a collection. But the thought of forming essays into a book can feel daunting and perhaps intimidating. What order? What structure? Which essays fit, which don't, and what if there are "gaps" that must be filled? Most importantly, what is the abiding idea for the book, or the reason for the book’s existence? Coming to understand these answers is not always straightforward.

In this workshop, participants will learn tools and ideas to help writers find ways to begin to think about how a group of essays might become a book. Using these ideas and tools, writers will learn something more about their writing and the larger story of their work.

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Patrice Gopo

Patrice Gopo is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, and she was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and other publications, including Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Stuart Room - 4th Floor