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Think pieces and “take” articles have proliferated in the Internet’s culture of daily content. This can be a lucrative market for quick, incisive writers. But how do you trust that you have something to say? How do you think beyond the think piece and write an essay that is artful, not merely topical? This class will help you to mine your obsessions and guilty pleasures and to articulate original cultural connections to create developed and intelligent essays.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Alice Bolin's essays are featured regularly in publications including Salon, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog, The Paris Review Daily, The Awl, The Toast, and The LA Review of Books. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California.