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            New Classes 
                     

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   with Janine Noel

Summer Advanced Writers' Workshop

June 2nd - June 30th

5 Sunday afternoons on Zoom / $320

3:00-5:00 PM PST

Whether you're writing a novel or polishing up essays, Sunday workshop is for writers with a project in mind. We'll tackle elements of craft in a supportive environment, while giving and receiving feedback. offer critiques on a short piece, as well as two longer workshop submissions. If you are new to our classes, use the enrollment form to reach me, then I will reach out to see if an advanced workshop is a good fit for your goals.

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       with Andrea A. Firth

Finding Your Essay's Heartbeat--April 2024I

I'm teaching this workshop for the fine folks at Write or Die on Substack.

Take a deep dive into personal essay and leave with an essay well underway.

 

You will receive 8 lessons (2/week) via email.

Each lesson includes 2-3 readings and detailed review.

Get your questions asked and answered via comment thread 

and we'll do  a virtual meet up at the close.

 

The first 2 weeks and 4 lessons are FREE. 

Stay for the month and get all 8 lessons for $9.

 Learn all about it and register here. 

The Essay Workshop
May 7, 14 and 21 & June 4, 11 and 18

(NO Class May 28)

6 Tuesdays on Zoom / $385

9:30-11:30 AM PST 

This generative course is designed to move your personal essay from a nascent idea to a smooth (yup, not rough) draft. We’ll start with an exercise to generate and develop new essay ideas. Next, you’ll take that idea and run with it. You’ll write, in class following a guided prompt, and leave with a complete draft underway (that’s by week 2). Then, we’ll focus on the essential question—What’s it about?—as you refine your writing and begin to smooth out the rough edges. And, we’ll workshop your essays allowing ample time for discussion and supportive, useful feedback as you continue to move your draft from  rough to smooth. Each writer will receive a written feedback and line edits from me as well. WE will look at examples of published essays, but the course is focused more on writing than reading, and giving and getting good feedback. Ideal for writers both new to the form and those who have written personal essay. Workshop experience is helpful.

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