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Exploring the Lyric Essay

Sundays, February 2-23
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
Instructor: Miranda Schmidt

For writers at all levels. Limited to 10 students

A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric essay employs techniques from poetry, nonfiction, and fiction to create a single work. In this workshop, we’ll experiment with lyric essay techniques and structures, read a variety of examples that employ these techniques, and craft our own lyric essays on subjects of our choosing. You will also learn revision techniques you can implement as you continue to work with your pieces after the class has ended.

Miranda Schmidt

Miranda Schmidt is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work has appeared in TriQuarterlyOrionCatapultElectric LiteratureThe Collagist, and other journals. She has taught creative writing at the Loft, the University of Washington, and Portland Community College. Miranda grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland. They are currently at work on a novel about haunting and a series of lyric essays that explore ecology through a queer feminist lens.
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