Letters as a Literary Form (Prose & Poetry) with Teow Lim Goh (via Zoom)

Letters are intimate correspondences between senders and recipients. They are rich with the obsessions, conflicts, and confidences of shared private lives. In this class, we will study how some contemporary writers use letters as a literary device to illuminate relationships, slant perspectives, and play with revelation and tension in their stories. We will also discuss how we can use letters to enter sensitive or difficult material in our writing.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email misty@writerscenter.org with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on Dec 1 and will be due on Dec 15 for all winter/spring 2024 classes.

Teow Lim Goh is the author of two poetry collections, Islanders (2016) and Faraway Places (2021). Her essay collection Western Journeys (2022) was a finalist for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been featured in The Georgia Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, High Country News, and The New Yorker.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Website: https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/letters/