Most essays, are, in some way, braided. Even a traditional New Yorker essay focuses tightly on, for example, Bill Clinton’s personal background then zooms out to provide the reader a picture of the political Arkansan landscape in the 1960s. The braid lets the facts of experience and facts of the world to play upon each other to extract saliency and, through perspective shifting, discover new meaning. In this workshop, we’ll bring together research and personal stories to weave together essays that are narratively charged and widely meaningful.
Nicole Walker is an award-winning U.S. essayist and poet, who teaches in the MFA nonfiction program at Northern Arizona University. Nicole Walker’s books include Quench Your Thirst with Salt, which won the Zone 3 creative nonfiction prize, and the forthcoming Egg (Object Lessons) and Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse.
Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 November 10:30am-12:00pm
* This is a two part workshop. Attendance on both days is required.
RMIT Building 9 ROOM TBC
Registration: Limited places RSVP by 15 October to firstname.lastname@example.org