Essay as Song: What Essayists Can Learn from the Songwriters

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That song in your head—the one that’s sticking with you because of its melody or key lines—is a lot like a short, well-crafted essay. A song’s intro or hook, pre-chorus, verse, chorus, refrain, bridge, and outro mixed with the elements of essay—scene, detail, language, pacing, storyline, voice, and theme—can provide structures for powerful personal essays. We’ll look at songs that illustrate this song–essay link and talk about ways they can offer fresh architectural blueprints for your essays. This seminar will include readings, listening, and discussion. Open to nonfiction writers of all levels.

Instructor: Ellen Blum Barish Learn More


Jun 15, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am