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Writers Workshops

PERSONAL ESSAY 2017-309

Course #2017-309
Mondays Starting September 11 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $395 Instructor: Rachel Fairbank
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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“To essay is to attempt, to test, to make a run at something without knowing whether you are going to succeed.” Phillip Lopate

Writing a personal essay is an act of observation, of analysis, and of exploration, one in which writers draw on their own experiences to tell a larger story. In this 10-week workshop, participants will read examples of personal essays and discuss the craft elements that help shape effective stories. Then, using in-class writing exercises, participants will explore different essay forms, testing out styles and skills in order to develop a unique voice. Finally, participants will apply the craft of story-telling to their own experiences and observations, receiving and offering constructive criticism to each other.

About the instructor

RACHEL FAIRBANK, after receiving a Bachelor’s in biology from Cornell University, decided to learn the craft of story-telling, ultimately receiving an MFA in nonfiction from the UH Creative Writing Program, where she was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow. Currently, she works as a science writer, while her writing has appeared in publications such as the Houston Chronicle, Rice Magazine, Billfold, and Story Collider podcast.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Fall 2017 workshop schedule click here.