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Intermediate Essay Writing: Thinking on Paper

The word "essay" means to try, to weigh, to consider. This intermediate level class will immerse you in the art of the essay and provide you with the tools and guidance you need to generate 5 new essays in 6 weeks. We'll explore various types of essays, read and discuss the work of master essayists and, most importantly, provide a space for you to weigh, consider, and try your hand at essay writing.

Instructor: Dana Norris is the founder of Story Club Cleveland, a nonfiction storytelling show held in Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, and Columbus. Her work has appeared in/on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, the Risk! podcast, WCPN Cleveland, and WBEZ Chicago, among many others. Dana is the author of The Storytelling Code: 10 Simple Rules to Shape and Tell a Brilliant Story. Learn more about Dana at

Details: Intermediate Essay Writing: Thinking on Paper takes place Wednesdays February 2, 9, 16 & 23 and March 2 & 9 from 7-9pm remotely through Zoom.
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