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)

For seven years, Sarah Earle was a lecturer in first-year composition and English as a second language at the University of New Hampshire.  She has also taught creative nonfiction at St. Paul’s Academic Summer Program in Concord, NH, and worked as an editor of Outlook Springs Literary Magazine. She holds her MFA in nonfiction writing from UNH; you can read her essays in Bayou Magazine and The Cobalt Review, and her fiction in The Rumpus and The Carolina Quarterly.
Sarah Earle