Writing the Personal Essay, taught by Tom Andes

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Writing the Personal Essay, taught by Tom Andes

Instructor: Tom Andes

When: 4 Thursdays, July 18-August 8, 7pm-9pm

Location: NOCCA

Cost: $150 (Early bird before July 1: $135)

ABOUT THIS CLASS

Do you have an experience you want to explore in writing? The personal essay lends itself to reflecting on personal experience. Often as not, this reflection comes about through a deep engagement with the world: with music or literature we love, with history, with the communities we're part of, with the way the self changes in relation to others. In this four-week generative class, we'll explore different modes for writing about personal experience, offering students four distinct starting points for the creation of new work in this genre.

REQUIREMENTS

No previous experience is required. Enrollment is limited to adults 18 and over.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Tom Andes received his MFA from San Francisco State University and recently attended the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop. His work has appeared in journals including Witness, Natural Bridge, Xavier Review, and Blue Earth Review, and has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2012. He has received residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Ragdale Foundation for the Arts, and he frequently contributes book reviews and interviews with writers and musicians to publications including Necessary Fiction, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Rumpus. As well as the Loyola Writing Institute, he has taught creative writing at San Francisco State University and the ADVANCE Camp for Young Scholars in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

NOTE

A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to "make". If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we'll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting.

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows:

1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers ("Released Parties").

2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.

3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.

4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity.

This class is hosted by the New Orleans Writers Workshop in partnership with The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.

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