You want to write about an experience, an idea, or a person—or all three—but you’re not sure what that might look like. Welcome to the essay, perhaps the most elastic nonfiction form. There’s room for voices as diverse as David Sedaris, Roxane Gay, Meghan Daum, and Geoff Dyer, and subjects as wide-ranging as you can imagine, while the essay’s tone can encompass humor or high style. In this four week class for writers of all levels, you’ll read a variety of essays and learn about how to play with structure and voice in this classic form. Through exercises and prompts, you’ll work towards a first draft of your own. We’ll discuss your work and offer responses, although this class is not a workshop with formal written responses.