ONLINE CLASS: Unexpected Knowledge: Prose Writers Diving Deeper (22115)

Two Sundays: December 4 and 11 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. ET Online

$100.00 (10% off for members)

Prose writers are told to write what they know. But what does a writer know? In this workshop two accomplished writers, one a novelist and theater artist, the other a journalist turned memoirist, lead fiction and nonfiction writers through a series of playful writing exercises helping them discover what they do not know that they know: their own hidden depths, their own language and imagery, and their own stories, the ones that skitter beneath the surface. 

This class is the latest iteration of the leaders’ popular Unexpected Knowledge workshops in which they use the concrete and the ordinary to help writers discover themselves. Class time is divided between writing and discussion. Students will share their work in breakout sessions.

Two Sundays: December 4 and 11 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. ET Online

Additional Resources:

Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction, by Dinty W. Moore (9781582977966)

Sarah Pleydell MFA debuted her solo ‘tiny house play’, “The Power Behind the Comb”, in Washington, D.C. in 2021. She is the author of two books: The Dramatic Difference, which won the American Association for Theatre Educators' book of the year award, and the critically acclaimed novel, Cologne, which was a staff pick at Politics and Prose and selected for the Oxford Literary Festival. A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, she was a senior lecturer in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park for thirty years. ( 

Michaele Weissman is a journalist and the author of four books. Algonquin is publishing her memoir, “The Rye Bread Marriage,” in 2023. Her coffee narrative “God in a Cup,” for which she followed three young coffee buyers around the world, is a must read for coffee lovers and coffee professionals. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and scores.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000011007
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