The Mind at Work: Writing the Personal Essay (Section 1)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27 (class will not meet November 6)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Carol LaChapelle

The personal essay thrives today because of its versatility of both subject and form. It can be funny, serious, scolding, or meditative. It can take the shape of a memoir or character sketch, book review or commentary, blog post or travel essay. In this writing workshop, we will practice writing the personal essay, then present drafts of our work for helpful feedback. We will also research and discuss markets for finished pieces.

Carol LaChapelle is a writer and writing coach. She offers private instruction in memoir and personal essay writing and is the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories.

Materials List
Required:
The Best American Essays 2011, Edwidge Danticat and Robert Atwan, Eds. ISBN: 978-0547479774

Recommended:
LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. IPG: 1933338326

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170