The Experimental Essay with Kristine Langley Mahler
July 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm$100
The essay is arguably the most elastic form of literature, at times allowing journalism, personal recollection, biography, and current events to co-exist in a single space. But the essay needs containers to hold its matter which are as bendable and movable as its wide-ranging subjects. In this course, we will examine four types of experimental essays—the erasure essay, the visual essay, the constraint essay (also known as the hermit crab), and the speculative essay. Through readings, writing prompts, and take-home exercises, writers will stretch their own limits and explore new frontiers in nonfiction, finding that the methods to examine truth and facts are endless.
Dates and Times
- Saturdays, 2:30pm – 4pm EST
- July 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska. Author of CURING SEASON (WVU Press, 2022) and recipient of a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, Kristine’s work was named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review, and is published in DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Brevity, Speculative Nonfiction, and The Rumpus, among others. She is the Publisher at Split/Lip Press. Find more about her projects at kristinelangleymahler.com or @suburbanprairie.