“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
Six-week workshops begin
Wednesday, July 7—10 AM to 12:30 PM in Studio 123
at Mellwood Arts Center
Tuesday, June 29— 6 PM to 8:30 PM
by Zoom videoconference
In a personal essay, the narrator is the curious first person who explores topics and ideas in a vivid and engaging way. Essayists apply a first-person point-of-view to write about travel, nature, personal experience, childhood memory, family, food, ideas, and culture.
The root word of “essay” is “assai,” which means “an attempt or first examination.” The personal essay combines storytelling and exposition to create narratives that can stand alone or comprise a book.
In this workshop, participants will read, write and study personal narratives, with an emphasis on storytelling. Participants will complete weekly timed-writing prompts, read assigned published essays, and receive peer commentary of revised work at two class meetings, using a strength-based critique process. Workshop participants become collaborators in the writing process!
If you love to write, are by nature a curious person, and enjoy the give-and-take of a collegial group of writers, enroll today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org