Jacob Slichter

BA, Harvard College. Author of So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer’s Life (Broadway Books, 2004); contributor to The New York Times; commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition; drummer for the Minneapolis-based band, Semisonic. SLC, 2013–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Writing

Workshop in Personal Essay

Open , Seminar—Spring

We write personal essays to learn about ourselves, to face our demons, to understand what entangles us, to expose the lies that we have allowed ourselves to believe, to recognize what we are running away from, to find insight, to tell the truth. This workshop is designed for students interested in doing that work and learning to craft what they have written so that their readers can share in their learning. We will learn to read as writers, write as readers, and, where relevant, draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.

Faculty

Graduate Courses

Writing 2017-2018

Nonfiction Workshop

Workshop—Fall

This course is intended to help each student settle into his/her voice and produce work that resonates with his/her distinct set of experiences, interests, and insights. The prime focus will be personal essay and memoir. The coursework will include workshop pieces that students develop in conversation with the instructor and shorter exercises intended to open the student’s awareness of his/her process. Students can expect to do an extensive amount of revision, to engage in a deepened practice of reading, and to draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.

Faculty

Previous Courses

Personal Essay: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Open , Seminar—Spring

We write personal essays to learn about ourselves, to face our demons, to understand our fascinations and entanglements, to expose our delusions, to find insight, and to tell the truth. This workshop will help students undertake that work as we also address relevant questions of craft. We will learn to read as writers, to write as readers, and, where relevant, to draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.

Faculty

Non-Fiction workshop

Workshop—Fall

This course is intended to help each student settle into her voice and produce work that resonates with her distinct set of experiences, interests, and insights. The prime focus will be personal essay and memoir.

The coursework will include workshop pieces that students develop in conversation with the instructor and shorter exercises intended to open students’ awareness of their process. Students can expect to do an extensive amount of revision, to engage in a deepened practice of reading, and to draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.

Faculty

Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Workshop—Fall

This course is intended to help each student settle into his or her voice and produce work that resonates with his or her distinct set of experiences, interests, and insights. Though the prime focus will be personal essay and memoir, those who want to explore other nonfiction forms are welcome. The course work will include workshop pieces that students develop in conversation with the instructor and shorter exercises intended to open students’ awareness of their process. Students can expect to do an extensive amount of revision, to engage in a deepened practice of reading, and to draw connections between writing and other creative fields such as music and film.

Faculty