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    The Fourth Genre Writing the Personal Essay with Jerry Mathes

    The Fourth Genre Writing the Personal Essay with Jerry Mathes


    July 31, 2024

    Five Wednesdays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

    Boot Camp for Writers – The Fourth Genre – Writing the Personal Essay

    with Jerry Mathes

    6:30-8:00 PM, on Zoom

    $150

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/MathesEssay

    In this boot camp intensive, participants will explore moments from their lives and use research to uncover connections between themselves and the wider world - topics can include nature, science, travel, culture, history - to write personal essays that ring with humanity.

    J.D. Mathes grew up a feral child in the deserts of the American Southwest who loved to read library books and take photographs. He is a 2019-2020 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, an award-winning author of four books, photographer, screenwriter, and arts reporter. Although Mathes still struggles with subject-verb agreement and where to put commas, he is finishing work on his memoir Of Time and Punishment.