Telling Your Story, Writing the Personal Essay


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Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
12 noon - 1:30 pm

In-person and via Zoom

Everyone has stories to tell that are theirs alone. Come to this class to identify those stories and be guided in getting them down on paper. Students will be led through exercises and prompts and over the six-week class will generate a solid draft of a personal essay. Essay structure and writing craft elements will be addressed as well as critique guidelines. Students will write during class and have at-home assignments. All levels are welcome.

The fee for the six-week workshop is $180. The workshop is limited to 8 participants.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don't forget to bring your vaccination card.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines as well as online. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.

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