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–

Graduate Courses

MFA Writing 2020-2021

Nonfiction Workshop

Workshop—Fall

This course is intended to help students settle into their voices and produce work that resonates with their experiences, interests, and insights. The prime focus will be personal essay and memoir. The course work 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. We will engage in a deepened practice of reading and learn to draw connections between writing and other creative fields, such as music and film.

Faculty

Previous Courses

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, and/or 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

Nonfiction Workshop

Workshop—Fall

This course is intended to help students settle into their voices and produce work that resonates with their experiences, interests, and insights. The prime focus will be personal essay and memoir. The course work 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. We will engage in a deepened practice of reading and learn to draw connections between writing and other creative fields, such as music and film.

Faculty