TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 — MARCH 12 | In this class, we’ll dive in to workshopping personal essays after a brief review of the form and reading some examples. We’ll work on structure, tone, voice, scenes, effective beginnings and endings, and how to create a narrative arc in a few pages. If you’re an experienced writer but haven’t written personal essays, or have some experience with essays but are not yet published, this is a great class for you, but it is limited to people who already have a writing practice and want to take their work to the next level with constructive (and never mean) feedback.
Laura Fraser is a New York Times-bestselling author of three books who has worked as a freelance journalist since she graduated from college. She is a Modern Love alumna, and has written hundreds of articles for national publications, including at the New York Times, Gourmet, Sunset, San Francisco Magazine, O: the Oprah Magazine, and many others. She has taught writing at universities and writing conferences, as well as at the Grotto, for over 20 years. She conducts workshops internationally in writing and digital storying for corporations and non-profits to help people everywhere be better writers.
Number of sessions: 5
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12
Course fee: $375