The Mind at Work: Writing the Personal Essay

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, June 12 – July 24 (class will not meet July 10)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Carol LaChapelle

The personal essay thrives today because of its versatility of both subject and form. It can be funny, serious, scolding, or meditative. It can take the shape of a memoir or character sketch; book review or commentary; blog post or travel essay. In this workshop, we will practice writing the personal essay, then present drafts of our work for helpful feedback. We will also research and discuss markets for our finished pieces.

Carol LaChapelle teaches writing workshops in a variety of adult education and professional development venues throughout the Chicago area, including the Newberry, the Feltre School, and the Illinois Humanities Council.

Materials List
Required:
No materials required.

Recommended:
LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. Marion Street Press, 2008. IPG: 1933338326

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.