Braided, Hermit and Collage: An Experimental Essay Lab

Sign-ups open Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursdays, May 23 – June 27
5 – 7 p.m. ET on Zoom

In this Experimental Essay Lab, I invite writers to play on the page and design innovative essays with an open mind around experimentation. By using less traditional essay structures, we can explore the multiplicity of themes within our stories and find unique, unexpected connections that breathe new life into our ideas. Braided essays offer us a unique opportunity to weave together three or more ideas into one cohesive story; hermit crab essays inspire us to take on new shapes to house our stories; and collage essays encourage us to write in vignettes with the same abstraction we’d use to build collages.

In addition to weekly generative writing sessions, I’ll assign essays for workshop participants to read independently and we’ll discuss them in class. We’ll explore braided, collage, and hermit essays from authors such as Kendra Allen, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Athena Dixon, and more. Every participant will have a chance to workshop an in-progress experimental essay and receive feedback from me and the other participants. 

PRICE: $300


Braided, Hermit and Collage: An Experimental Essay Lab is a fundraising workshop; proceeds will go toward NY Writers Coalition’s spring fundraiser to keep our work alive in the face of significant challenges. VISIT THIS PAGE for full details about pricing, including discount codes, or email to inquire about payment plans.