person writing in a journal

Writing the Braided Essay

Cost
675.00

Available Section

Offered for
Summer
Section
24U1
Schedule
Day
Tue
Times
06:00 pm—08:30 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Amanda Parrish Morgan
In her Creative Nonfiction essay “The Braided Essay as Social Justice,” Nicole Walker argues: “The braided essay isn’t a new form. In fact, I think nearly every essay uses a kind of braiding…perhaps,” she continues, “the braided form is most effective when the political and the personal are trying to explain and understand each other. Among personal essays, braided essays are a form particularly welcoming to the vast array of ways—our obsessions, expertise, and contexts--that each of us uses to try to explain the personal. How distinct do the threads in a braided essay need to be and how regular does the movement between strands need to remain in order to guide readers through the piece?

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Online registration deadline: Tues. 6/4/24 at 5 PM CT