Personal Essay and Lifestories Workshop

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 723 Elm St Winnetka IL 60093  See map

Personal essays allow us to dig into our life stories in a short and potent form.

In this workshop, you will learn how to dig into and shape personal narratives, whether they are pieces of an autobiography, sections of a memoir, journal entries or blog posts, into a form that can move others.

Since your own work will be the core of our material, you will get a chance to write a lot for this class, with detailed feedback from the instructor and your peers.

Each week we will turn to classic and contemporary essayists for tools to make our work better.

(This workshop is designed to be a long-term home for essay writers and you’ll be welcome to repeat it to continue building your material and your network.)


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