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The Open Letter: A Quick Study of Craft, Humor, and Direct Address

All Levels | Dear Writers: Few literary structures are so simultaneously ancient and modern, so ripe for comedy or earnestness, as the open letter. In these two sessions, we’ll dive into humorous hate mail, love letters to strangers, McSweeney’s-style satire, and other missives. We’ll spend one session on readings and exercises, and another workshopping and discussing your own open letters, based on readings and prompts.

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Instructor: Anna Vodicka

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Start Date: 07/10/2019

End Date: 07/17/2019

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Anna Vodicka

Anna Vodicka's essays have appeared in AFAR, Brevity, Guernica, Harvard Review, Longreads, McSweeneys' Internet Tendency, Paste, and Best Women's Travel Writing 2017. She has had residency fellowships to Vermont Studio Center and Hedgebrook.

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