ONLINE CLASS: Unexpected Knowledge: How Imagery Catalyzes Narrative (2156)

Three Sundays: April 11, 18, 25, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

$175 (10% off for members)

Imagery breathes life into prose, it galvanizes meaning and it can move stories forward in surprising ways. In this three-session course, guided by the workshop leaders, students will generate images from their daily lives that they will use to catalyze stories that are fresh, action-filled and full of unexpected meaning. Class time is divided between writing and discussion: constructive feedback from teachers and fellow students is seen as crucial to the creative enterprise. Their class has been extended to two and a half hours. Three Sundays: April 11, 18, 25, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. EST Online

Recommended books:

A Manual for Cleaning Ladies, by Lucia Berlin, edited and with an Introduction by Stephen Emerson and a Forward by Lydia Davis 9781250094735

Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction, by Dinty W. Moore 9781582977966

Sarah Pleydell is the author of two books: The Dramatic Difference, which won the American Association for Theatre Educators' book of the year award, and the critically acclaimed novel Cologne which was selected for the Oxford Literary Festival where she was a speaker. A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, she holds an MFA from the University of Maryland where she was a senior lecturer in University Honors for thirty years. She is currently completing a second novel, set on the Texas, Mexico border. ( 

Michaele Weissman is a freelance writer and the author three books, including God in a Cup, a narrative exploring the specialty coffee business for which she followed three young coffee buyers around the world. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and scores of other print and online publications. She has recently completed a food history/family narrative called The Rye Bread Marriage. (

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

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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250094735
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582977966
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Writer's Digest Books - September 8th, 2010