The Personal Essay: The Intersection of Place and Situation with Sarah Cortez
October 18, 2014
Personal essays about complex, highly charged situations are often “white hot” with consequences—for the subjects, the readers, and even the writers. Practice forging this heat into elegant, powerful writing. Hone your skills to capture a sense of both place and situation. Required reading: Our Lost Borders: Life Amid the Narco-Violence (Arte Publico, 2013).
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | $75
Sarah Cortez, author of Our Lost Borders, has taught creative writing at the University of Houston for over six years and teaches masters classes and workshops around the country.