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Writing the Tough Stuff (This seminar is full!)

April 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Jennifer Niesslein
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 4/13/19 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

When you experience a life-changing event, how do you even begin to write about it? And how do you make your work stand out from other work that tackles the same kind of event—say, for example, the death of a loved one, painful break-up, or a debilitating illness? In this seminar, we’ll talk about different strategies to break into the tough stuff, as well as how to stand out (in a good way!). Expect to read and discuss, share work, and leave with at least a germ of your next essay, plus suggestions for further reading.

Jennifer Niesslein is the founder and editor of Full Grown People. She also co-founded Brain, Child magazine. She’s the author of one memoir, Practically Perfect in Every Way, the editor of two Full Grown People anthologies, and an essayist. She’s on leave from Full Grown People to write another book. You can read more of her work at JenniferNiesslein.com.


April 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jennifer Niesslein


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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