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Writing and Releasing Personal Essays

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. PST
August 11th- September 8th
Five week course (online)

Personal essay is a blend of excavation, creative writing and craft. Now more than ever, we are looking inward to heal ourselves and the outside world, to create something beautiful when the world has fractured. Whether you frequently write personal essays or are feeling an urge to put a pen to the page during this strange and difficult time, we all need guidance, community and feedback to create, revise and complete stories that help us understand the human experience.

In this five-week online writing course, participants will learn the art of the personal essay by dissecting structure (and how to bend it), voice (and how to find yours) and other essential craft elements. We will identify each writer’s unique voice and areas of interest. Through readings and discussions aboutwhat makes an essay unique yet relatable to readers, we will generate lists of story ideas and workshop two essays in a supportive and safe environment. The last class is reserved for the tools and resources necessary to submit work to the appropriate outlets and writing a successful pitch letter.

Led by Angels Flight •literary west's creative nonfiction editor Marnie Goodfriend, this course will help experienced and new writers go from start to publish.

To reserve your spot, email or Venmo Marnie at Marnie-Goodfriend.

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