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Event Series Event Series: Writing the Pop Culture Personal Essay
Event Series Event Series: Writing the Pop Culture Personal Essay

Writing the Pop Culture Personal Essay

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May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2023, we’ll be hosting a six-week Redbud Writing Project Writing the Pop Culture Personal Essay class. See below for details from Redbud.

Note: this class will take place on our second floor, which is up a flight of stairs.


Do you love movies? Music? Video games? This class, designed for writers of any skill level who are interested in exploring the intersection of personal experience and pop culture, will teach you to write eloquent and entertaining cultural criticism that brings you into the narrative along with opinions and analysis. Students will write and workshop at least two pieces, and through this process, they will develop skills in crafting strong narratives, communicating the non-literary, and conducting and incorporating research. Through prompts, exercises, and analysis of published work by writers like Hanif Abdurraqib, Roxane Gay, and Grace Perry, students will learn how to craft compelling personal work that engages with pop culture in meaningful ways.

InstructorAllison Darcy

Dates: Begins Wednesday, May 17, 2023 and runs every Wednesday for six weeks

Time: 6p to 8p

Level: Beginner and above

Location: Letters Bookshop, 116 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Cost: $349 for new students, $319 for returning students

Note: the Redbud Writing Project offers sliding scale pricing. At check-out, you will be given the option of choosing a donor price. If you choose one of these prices, the extra $25, $50, or $100 will go towards scholarships for students who would not be able to afford our classes otherwise. Thank you in advance for considering making a contribution to inclusivity and access!


May 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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116 W Main St,
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