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Finding Your Authority in Nonfiction

All Levels | Examine strategies writers use to maintain authority while not-knowing, and how this essential risk can lead to greater vulnerability, complexity, and artistic surprise. We’ll read Yiyun Li, Brian Blanchfield, and Elissa Washuta, and study the ways they build essays larger than what they’re “about.” We’ll draft new nonfiction, starting from what we don’t know and digging deeper each session, workshopping as we go, practicing how to open our work to diverse ways of knowing and not-knowing.

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Instructor: Kate Lebo

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/26/2019

End Date: 04/02/2019

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo’s writing is anthologized in Best American Essays 2015 and her first collection of nonfiction, The Book of Difficult Fruit, is forthcoming from FSG. She’s the author of Pie School and co-editor (with Samuel Ligon) of Pie & Whiskey.

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