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      9-Week Course: Writing the Personal Essay in New Orleans

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      November 15, 2016

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (daily until November 17, 2016)

      2372 Saint Claude Avenue
      New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

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      9-Week Course: Writing the Personal Essay

      Instructor: Anya Groner In this course, students of all levels will draw on a combination of research and life experience to produce polished essays on subjects of their choosing. Students will read essays by award-winning authors such as Eula Biss, Joan Didion, Susan Orlean, Leslie Jamison, Kiese Laymon, and John Jeremiah Sullivan and, through class discussion, consider aspects of craft, structure, and content. Short, generative exercises will provide opportunities to practice specific writing techniques including dialogue, pacing, reflection, and characterization. During the last several weeks of class, students will workshop their own personal essays. The course will conclude with a discussion of revision, publishing, and developing a personal practice of writing. Bio:  Anya Groner’s essays and stories have appeared in journals including Guernica, The New York Times, The Oxford American, and The Atlantic. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi where she was a John and Renee Grisham Fellow and has since been awarded scholarships and grants from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 2014, Meridian, a quarterly journal published by the University of Virginia, awarded her the Editor’s Prize for her story “Buster.” She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University and teaches creative writing at NOCCA.

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