Telling Your Story: Personal Essays for Publication (with Laura Fraser)

Laura Fraser

Laura Fraser


Number of sessions: 3

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Dates:  Tuesdays, May 19, 26, June 2

Course fee: $225

Everyone has a story–or many stories–to tell. Whether you’d like to write about your travels, relationships, crazy relatives, life challenges, or just put your cocktail party stories into writing, this workshop will help you shape your stories. Laura will offer practical advice about how to take the leap from writing in your journal or on a blog to crafting a publishable personal essay (or better blog posts!). For experienced writers, Laura will help you take your writing to the next level. Laura brings inspiring exercises and tips, an overview based on decades of experience, and a sense of humor to what will be a memorable–and useful–workshop.

Laura Fraser is an award-winning essayist, the editorial director of, and author of the memoirs An Italian Affair and All Over the Map. She has published personal essays in such publications as the New York TimesO the Oprah Magazine, Sunset, ElleTricycle Buddhist Review, Afar, and many others. Laura has taught magazine writing at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and at many other venues. She brings her practical sensibility, compassion, and sense of humor to every class.

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