Writing Toward Home, with Sarah Earle
“You only are free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all.” -Maya Angelou
When writing personal essays, home—whether searching for it, considering it, or extricating yourself from it—is often a central or contributing theme. Home can, for better or worse, define us. But what is home, exactly? Is it someplace, somebody, or some feeling? And what happens when we leave that home behind? How does relocation affect our understanding of home, and therefore our sense of self? In this half-day course, we’ll read writers exploring these concepts, and respond to writing prompts that will help us bring our own understanding into a fuller relief.
This workshop will be held online.
Saturday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)
Sarah Earle is a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches first-year composition and a variety of English as a Second Language classes. She has also taught Creative Nonfiction at St. Paul’s Academic Summer Program in Concord, NH. She holds her MFA in nonfiction writing from UNH; you can read her essays in Bayou Magazine and The Cobalt Review, and her stories in The Rumpus and The Carolina Quarterly.