NYWW Writing the Personal Essay: Looking Within
Writing the Personal Essay: Looking Within
You already possess all the knowledge and wisdom that you need to write brilliant and profound personal essays. You need only learn how to access your own personal well of hopes, dreams, fantasies, and imagination. Discover how to mine the life material that is uniquely yours and set it on the page. From the profound to the paradoxical, from the humorous to the surreal, discover how to sift through the family stories, dramas, traumas, and arresting memories and communicate your personal truth in a way that touches your readers hearts and minds.
Note: Eight two-hour sessions. All sessions are synchronous, live on Zoom at 6:00 PM (ET).
Students will have the opportunity to workshop their pages twice during the term.
Classes start Tuesday, September 20 and meet weekly through Tuesday, November 8.
Register: Brown Paper Tickets, or NYWW Paypal (no fee)
Dates: Tues Sept 20 through Tuesday Nov 8
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
Vicky Oliver is the author of six how-to books for the stressed-out white-collar professional, including Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots (Sourcebooks, 2008), 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions (Sourcebooks, 2005), and How to Live like a Millionaire (Without Having to be One) (Skyhorse, 2015). Her personal essays were published in Streetlight Magazine, Rubbertop Review, Griffel, and The Write Launch among others. Her historical novel, published under a pen name at an Indie press in 2017, won twenty awards. She teaches lively seminars on job-hunting, networking, and etiquette to college students and workers in transition. An active Brown University alumna, she received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the New School in May 2022.
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