ONLINE CLASS: The Pleasures and Practices of Journaling (2183)

Four Sundays: July 18, 25, and August 1, 8, from 10 a.m. to Noon EST Online Class.  

Price: 
$125.00 (10% off for members)

What does it mean to keep a journal? What is gained, kept, discovered? How is it different from other forms of writing? Virginia Woolf called hers a “capacious hold-all … loose knit and yet not slovenly.” Joyce Carol Oates thinks of hers as “a counterworld: one world to balance the other.” Emerson, who kept a diary for nearly sixty years, reminds us that “the unrecorded life is not worth examining.”

In this class we will actively journal through in-class prompts and take-home exercises. We will also draw, using artist Lynda Barry’s diary prompts as a guide. No experience necessary – and it’s fine if you “can’t draw” (Barry has much to say about that!). Just bring a journal (already in progress or brand new), a pen, your honesty, courage, curiosity, and a willingness to both explore and play. Four Sundays: July 18, 25, and August 1, 8, from 10 a.m. to Noon EST Online Class. 

Books:

Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal by Alexandra Johnson (9780316121569)
Making Comics by Lynda Barry (9781770463691)

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her collection Be with Me Always was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her anthology of lyric essays, A Harp in the Stars, is forthcoming from Nebraska in 2021. Other work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Rumpus, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. Currently she is the founding editor of the online literary magazine After the Art and teaches in West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency MFA Program and Goucher's MFA in Nonfiction Program. You can read more at her website, www.randonbillingsnoble.com.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$125.00
SKU: 9787000009233
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Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316121569
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 2nd, 2002

Making Comics Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770463691
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 5th, 2019