Instructor: Anne Bernays
July 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
2 - 4pm
This form is a blend of memoir and story. In this class we’ll focus on the essay 800 to 1000 words in length. These essays typically concern one event or incident that results in a new insight. The trick is to stay on point while delivering an emotional impact and suggesting a cultural context. Sound hard? It is. But it’s very rewarding to get it right.
Anne Bernays’ tenth novel is The Man on the Third Floor. She is co-author of What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers and, with Justin Kaplan, Back Then, a memoir. She teaches at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation. She has published scores of essays, book reviews, and travel pieces. She is the Fiction Editor of the new on-line magazine, Pangyrus.