Writing the Personal Essay

In per­son­al essays you’re allowed to say I”. You’re the author­i­ty on your life. No out­lines or foot­notes are required, just life expe­ri­ence and reflec­tion. This class will explore the basics of the per­son­al essay and where to find mar­kets. You will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to write and share your work in a group set­ting. Inspi­ra­tion will be pro­vid­ed. This class will appeal to writ­ers of all ages and at all stages of their career who are inter­est­ed in mem­oir or cre­ative nonfiction.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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