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Keep Moving: 5 Essays in 6 Weeks - Summer 2024

Explore a variety of nonfiction formats with the ultimate goal of generating five very distinct essays in a six-week period. You will adopt more traditional forms, such as personal essays and profiles, but you will also begin to flirt with more experimentally-structured work, such as hermit crab essays and micro-essays. This will be an intense writing (and reading) experience. Every student will have an opportunity to workshop one full-length essay in class. 

Instructor: Lee Chilcote is a journalist, poet and author whose writing has been published by Vanity FairNext CityBelt and many literary journals as well as in The Cleveland Neighborhood GuidebookThe Cleveland Anthology and A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins and has taught creative writing to youth and adults. He is a founder and past executive director of Literary Cleveland.


Details: Keep Moving: 5 Essays in 6 Weeks takes place Mondays June 10 through July 15 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely online via Zoom.

Prerequisites: None

Genre: Nonfiction

Level: Emerging

Format: Generative workshop with writing in class and outside of class and group sharing.

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with another generative fiction writing workshop or a feedback course.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 15.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

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