Crafting the Lyrical Essay: Onsite seminar and workshop

Presented by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation at Creative Nonfiction Foundation, Pittsburgh PA

May 25
Crafting the Lyrical Essay: Onsite seminar and workshop

Join essayist Randon Billings Noble for an in-depth exploration of the lyric essay.

What makes an essay “lyric”? What are the benefits of using imagery and intuition, rather than narrative and exposition, to explore a line of thought? In this workshop, we will discuss the possibilities and pleasures of the lyric essay. We will look at some of the myriad forms a lyric essay can take; read short examples of flash, list, braided, and hermit crab essays; and consider how form can intensify content. We’ll also do some writing. You will leave with a draft of a new essay as well

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Advance registration strongly recommended.
The workshop is limited to 16 students.

$79 if registered by 5/20/2019
$129 if registered after 5/20/2019

Contact: 412-404-2975


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  • May 25, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sat)

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The lower level of our workshop and gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Free on-street parking is available.

Doors open at 12 pm, event begins at 1 pm. Snacks, coffee & tea will be provided.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Creative Nonfiction Foundation

5119 Coral St., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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