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“The Hybrid Essay: What It Is & How To Do It” with Jasminne Mendez

June 2 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

$49 – $109
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The Hybrid Essay: What It Is & How To Do It - Non-Member
$ 109.00
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The Hybrid Essay: What It Is & How To Do It - Member
$ 49.00
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

Learn the basics of writing an essay that combines, blends and disrupts genres and forms.

Are you interested in writing that disrupts and challenges genres and forms? Are you a writer who also loves visual art and wants to include art work in a piece of writing? Whether you’re a prose writer or a poet, a beginner or an experienced writer, this class is sure to introduce you to innovative and creative ways to express yourself in writing and beyond. We will study examples of hybrid works, engage in thoughtful discussion about what makes a hybrid work successful, and we’ll do a few short writing prompts and exercises to begin crafting our own hybrid pieces of writing. Participants are encouraged to bring a work in progress they’d like to revise or “disrupt” but new work will also be created during the workshop.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You want to explore ways to combine genres.
  • You’re a writer and visual artist seeking to blend the two art forms.
  • You want to take risks and experiment with your writing in new ways.

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, June 2 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Instructor

Jasminne MendezJasminne Mendez is a Dominican-American poet, educator, playwright and award winning author. Mendez has had poetry and essays published by or forthcoming in The New England ReviewKenyon ReviewGulf CoastThe Rumpus, and others. She is the author of two multi-genre collections Island of Dreams(Floricanto Press, 2013) which won an International Latino Book Award, and Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry(Arte Publico Press, 2018). Her debut poetry collection Machete will be released in 2022(Noemi Press). Her second YA memoir A Bucket of Dirty Water: Memories of my Girlhood and her debut picture book Josefina’s Habichuelas (Arte Público Press) will be released in 2021. She is an MFA graduate of the creative writing program at the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and a University of Houston alumni.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:
Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK: Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.  Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.
Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
June 2 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Cost:
$49 – $109
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