The Universal in the Particular*

$65.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

At its best, first-person writing proves the maxim, "I am human, nothing human is alien to me." Too often, though, it can feel inadequate, unsatisfying. What, then, are the best ways to take private experiences or observations and mold them into lasting, transcendent narratives that create real meaning and insight into conditions and truths much larger than our own? We’ll look at more and less effective examples of the form to try to understand why, when first-person narrative works, it can work as well as—or better than—any other expressive form, and why when it fails, it fails so hard.

*This class is a large seminar (for up to 30 people).

Instructor: Thomas Chatterton Williams Learn More


Jun 07, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am