5:45 – 7:45 pm
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 chapter or character sketch, book review or commentary, blog post or travel essay. In this workshop, we will practice writing the short-form personal essay (500-800 words), present drafts of our work for helpful feedback, and research markets for our finished pieces.
Carol LaChapelle is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and on www.nextavenue.org. For information about Carol, visit her blog forboomersandbeyonders.blogspot.com.
- No materials required.
LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories: 167 Ways to Tell Your Life Stories. Marion Street Press, 2008. ISBN: 9781933338323
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $198.
This class is full and online registration has closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the waiting list.