How to Write the Personal Essay as a Stepping Stone to Your Memoir

Thursday, October 31, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, October 31 - November 7

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Enid Powell

The personal essay can be the door through which writers enter the writing world. It is short, relatively easy to publish, and often leads the writer into longer narratives in fiction and creative non-fiction. It is the author’s take on the world, which is why many writers first discover their authentic voice in this form. The personal essay is unique: it can be used to entertain, enlighten, and inspire the reader. In-class writing exercises will stimulate supportive feedback and discussion.

Enid Powell has led writing workshops in Chicago over the past twenty years, and has published fiction, non-fiction, personal essays, and poetry. She holds an M.A. in English with a creative writing specialty from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Materials List
No materials required.

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

Cost and registration information: 

Two sessions, $110.
Note: this seminar has an updated schedule. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.