Personal Essays

My Personal Essay/Op-Ed Writing Workshop: August 8 and 15

I am teaching a 2-session workshop on Personal Essay/Op-Ed writing at my loft in DUMBO on August 8 and 15, from 7-9pm (both Wednesdays). It will be fun and productive with all, and participants will be plied with just enough wine to get them to open up.

Sign up here, and until Monday use the discount code “AUGUST” for $10 off.

Class description: “Personal essay writing is a form of expression, a means of telling a story, a way of arguing a point, and a therapeutic exercise. It can be any or all of those things, depending on the author’s intentions. In this course, participants will learn about what makes a personal essay successful and interesting to readers, based on sample essays that will be provided in the first meeting. Additionally, the first meeting will include in-class exercises that will prepare people to work on a personal essay at home. Each participant will craft a personal essay according to the topic of his or her choice and bring it in for a structured critique session in the second meeting. The instructor will also impart advice on working with editors and getting published. All are welcome in this course, whether you see yourself as a career writer, have an op-ed you want to polish and get published, or seek a creative outlet or hobby.”

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