On Writing Joy
with Brian Doyle and Ross Gay
Sunday, December 19, 2021, 3 PM – 4:15 PM EST
Remembering often evokes a kind of melancholy, a quiet yearning. But there is joy, too, in this life—vibrant colors, unexpected happiness, dance-inducing goodness. We’ll be looking at two joyful essays written by Brian Doyle and Ross Gay and analyzing how they put that joy on the page; I’ll also offer a five-minute writing prompt. Three days in advance, an on-line link to the essays will be provided to those who sign up. A handful of participants will share their prompted sentences out loud.