Join essayist Randon Billings Noble for an in-depth exploration of the lyric essay. What makes an essay “lyric”? What are the benefits of using imagery and intuition to explore a line of thought instead of narrative and exposition? In this session we will discuss the possibilities and pleasures of the lyric essay. We will read short examples, look at some of the myriad forms a lyric essay can take, and consider the ways form can intensify content. Participants will leave with a list of places to read lyric essays as well as places to publish them.
Note: Pre-conference intensive workshops are optional add-ons and require separate registration — $60. Workshops run for three hours with a 15-minute snack break included (coffee, tea, fruit, etc.)