Craft Talk

Curiosity Created the Essay: Using a Whole Body Approach in Crafting Personal Narratives

Athena Dixon

Writing personal essays is a multi-faceted practice. The creation of them springs from memory and lived experiences that drive us to the page. But how do you turn this emotional curiosity into a polished piece? In this two-hour course, Athena Dixon will guide writers through how our work wells from not only our brains, but also our physical bodies. Participants will explore how to create vessels out of our senses, memories, and physical beings to help immerse our readers in a fully fleshed narrative experience.


Curiosity Created the Essay: Using a Whole Body Approach in Crafting Personal Narratives takes place Tuesday February 20 from 6:30-8:30 PM remotely online via Zoom.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Nonfiction

Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk & generative workshop

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 35 participants

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
6:30 pm
8:30 PM
Class Level:
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Athena Dixon

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is a poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of the memoir in essays The Loneliness Files (Tin House 2023), the essay collection The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press 2020) and No God in This Room (Winner of the Intersectional Midwest Chapbook Contest, Argus House Press 2018).

This class takes place online via Zoom

Cleveland OH 44120

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