Writing the Personal Essay (with Jessica Pishko)

Jessica Pishko

Jessica Pishko

Contact: jesspish@gmail.com

Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates: Saturday, February 6

Course fee: $75

Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you elevate your story to a personal essay? This course will focus on the 2,000-word personal essay for online and print publications. We will talk about how to elevate your story to something relatable to a mass audience. Other elements to discuss will be plot, setting, and character description.

Jessica Pishko graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She practiced corporate law, specializing in securities fraud, and represented death penalty clients and victims of domestic abuse pro bono. She has published personal essays in Racked, The Morning News, The Rumpus, and Lucky magazine.

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