The Personal Essay: A Writing Workshop
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
The registration period for this program has passed.
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In this class, you'll write about events in your life that have moved you and mull over those questions about the human experience that most compel your interest.
Writing the personal essay—the informal or familiar or genuine essay—is a wonderful means of exploring what really matters to you. Essayists write with conversational frankness and with a high tolerance for uncertainty, not so much to prove ideas as to weigh their merits. In the process they deepen their own and their readers' sense of what it means to be human.
Charlie Green, senior lecturer in English, a fiction writer, essayist, and seasoned teacher, will lead us as we analyze some published pieces (each illustrative in its own way) and read and discuss one another's essays.
Registration is closed for this class. Please contact CAU if you have questions.
For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.
Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals
$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement
Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals
$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement
Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites
$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.
Commuter meal plan option
$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.