Essays can come in many forms and draw from personal experience, observation, research, reflection, contemporary issues and more. In the personal essay, you are the main character and you get to call the shots. In this four-week workshop, you’ll take a crash course in the craft of personal essays, read examples of the form, and generate new material with writing prompts. Participants will leave the class with several pieces started and a plan to write more.
Details: Intro to Personal Essay Writing takes place Thursdays July 20, July 27, and August 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood OH 44107. The final class session will take place Thursday, August 10 remotely online via Zoom.
Format: Generative writing workshop
Location: This class is a hybrid; it takes in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood OH 44107 for the first three sessions and remotely online via Zoom for the final session.
Size: Limited to 12 participants.
Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Chilcote is a journalist, poet and author whose writing has been published by Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt and many literary journals as well as in The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, The Cleveland Anthology and A Race Anthology. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins and has taught creative writing to youth and adults. He is a founder and past executive director of Literary Cleveland.