ONLINE CLASS: Writing Lyric Essays with A Harp in the Stars (2329)

Four Wednesdays: May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

$160.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

What is a lyric essay? An essay that has a lyrical style? An essay that plays with form in a way that resembles poetry more than prose? Both of these? Or something else entirely? Join Randon Billings Noble, essayist and editor of A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays, for this month-long exploration of the lyric form. We’ll read examples of different kinds of essays (flash, segmented, braided, and hermit crab) and do in-class generative exercises to start sketching lyric essays of your own. Come with a notebook and pen, your curiosity, and a willingness to both explore and play.

This class is open to all levels of writers.

Four Wednesdays: May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. ET Online

Required Reading:

A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays, by Randon Billings Noble (9781496217745)

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her collection Be with Me Always was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2019 and her anthology of lyric essays, A Harp in the Stars, was published by Nebraska in 2021. Other work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Rumpus, Brevity, and Creative Nonfiction. 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,


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 Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays By Randon Billings Noble (Editor) Cover Image
By Randon Billings Noble (Editor)
ISBN: 9781496217745
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2021