Sep 14 2024

Wondering & Wandering: Writing the Personal Essay

How do we write a stirring essay from the raw materials of our own lives, fears, desires, and curiosities? What tools can we use to transform the mundane into the transcendent? We’ll dive into the rich realm of the personal essay, looking at pieces from other writers, deepening our craft through guided prompts, and drawing fresh inspiration for our own work. You’ll leave with an understanding of the personal essay as a literary form and drafts of new pieces. Gain a wealth of tools to help you shape the details of your life into essays, and you’ll also have the opportunity to share your writing aloud and receive positive feedback, all while connecting with a compassionate community of other writers. Some creative writing experience helpful.