Monday, December 21, 2015

The Art of the Personal Essay


A writing workshop at Kerouac House with writer-in-residence Sarah Viren
The personal essay is enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity, with many fiction writers and poets, as well as emerging writers, trying their hand at essay writing. But how do we write about ourselves without coming off as narcissistic or—worse yet—boring our audience to death? In this workshop, we’ll discuss several different approaches to writing from the “I” and spend some time drafting our own flash essays, or short personal essays.

Go to Mad about Words for more information.

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