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September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Instructor: Jody Hesler
$189 Members | $210 Non-members
Wednesdays, 9/20/17 – 11/8/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Whether you’re interested in writing personal essays or working on a memoir, this class will provide you with the resources to tell your story effectively. We’ll read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, complete in-class prompts and exercises and develop our ideas into fully realized pieces. There will be a workshop component to this class, as well as an emphasis on discussion and storytelling.
Helen Chandler is a writer from Ireland living in Charlottesville. She recently graduated from the MFA program at the University of Virginia, where she taught fiction for two years and edited Meridian magazine. She is an assistant director at the Young Writers Workshop, a residential summer camp for teenage writers and her stories, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in The Stinging Fly, LitHub, Tammy, Passages North, The South Circular, Colony, Don’t Do It magazine and Meridian. She is at work on a collection of essays.