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Telling Your Story, Writing the Personal Essay


Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, September, 10, 17, 24, October 1
12 noon - 1:30 pm

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 four-week class will generate a draft of an 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 welcome.

The fee for the four-week workshop is $120. Workshop is limited to 7 participants.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm ( 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 essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is currently at work on a novel. Find more at where she blogs about pies, writing, music, and connection

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