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Personal Essay Writing, Part Three: Finetuning the Details (ZOOM)

Wed, Oct 20 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm Central
Virtual Branch
Subjects
Age Group
For adults

 

Presenter
The Story Center
Story Center Event
Virtual Event

 

You’ll face the greatest challenges to writing a great personal essay by considering its limitations. When we write personal essays, we make a constant effort to surprise ourselves. We will experiment by choosing one concrete and one abstract word, and see what having to write about these two things at once makes possible. Recommended readings include Thomas Lynch, “The Undertaking;” Eula Biss, “Time and Distance Overcome;” and Alice Walker, “Looking for Zora.” Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 30 minutes before the start of the program, so please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. Admittance to the classroom will close five minutes after the program's start time. Space is limited.

 

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