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August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Explore the form looking to the work of others and following prompts to create your own lyrical essay


The lyric essay is a wide-open form that brings together music, poetry, and the associative movement of the mind. In this 3-hour Zoom workshop, we will explore the form, looking to the work of Anne Carson and Eula Biss for guidance, and will then try a lyric essay start ourselves, following a prompt. We’ll finish up with a short in-process workshop for those who’d like initial feedback. All levels of experience welcome!  This session is appropriate for adults and high school students.

Approximately 3o minutes of the workshop will be devoted to writing, which can be done away, providing participants with a break from Zoom.

Tuition for this 3-hour online workshop is $60. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click here. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.

Please note: registration closes on Friday, August 14! To register after this date, please call 920.868.1457. You will receive an email with information on how to join via Zoom two to three days prior to the class.


Amy Hassinger is the author of the novels Nina: Adolescence, The Priest’s Madonna, and After the Dam. Her writing has been translated into six languages and has won awards from the American Best Book Awards, IPPY, Creative Nonfiction, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Illinois Arts Council. She’s placed her work in many publications, including The New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Her current projects include a middle grade novel set on the Galápagos Islands about the problem of extinction, and a book of creative nonfiction about singing and the pursuit of joy in the face of apocalypse. Amy teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois, and in her free time enjoys singing with her band, The Jaybirds, and bothering her children.


August 15
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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