The Essay is a combination of various literary genres and approaches. It can weave together controversial experiences, identities and backgrounds and connect them to popular culture. An essay can also be multilingual and combine several languages!
The workshop consists of creative writing exercises which will help participants realize the endless possibilities of the genre. No previous experience of creative writing is required.
The exercises focus on pop culture, and every participant should think of related topic beforehand. It can be for instance a tv series, a book, a hit song, fashion or a celebrity.
The workshop takes into account the principles of inclusive feminism and the Oodi library is accessible for wheelchair users. Free of charge. Maximum number of participants is 12. Teaching languages are Finnish and/or English (you don’t have to know both languages). Please write a short motivation letter when you register to give the teachers an idea why you want to participate. You can write the letter in Finnish, Swedish, English or French.
Teachers: essayist, doctoral researcher Riikka Ala-Hakula and essayist, critic Maaria Ylikangas.
In cooperation with Oodi, FeVer and Tulva