BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Inprint - ECPv4.9.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Inprint X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://inprinthouston.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Inprint BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20200308T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20201101T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20200720T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20200720T203000 DTSTAMP:20220929T054928 CREATED:20200625T214324Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200725T104318Z UID:35260-1595269800-1595277000@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Personal Essay Online 2020-215 DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\nPlease note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. \n\n“Neither of us knows what the public will think\,” Virginia Woolf wrote\, in her diary\, in 1922. “There’s no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at forty) to say something in my own voice.” How? Voice is that uncanny quality that makes writing feel unique\, alive\, memorable\, and true. Woolf had already been widely published before 1922\, but she was right that her truly astonishing work — the novels and essays that would make her one of literature’s most authoritative and original voices — lay ahead of her. How? Tellingly\, Woolf precedes her declaration with concern about “what the public will think.” What are issues of public concern\, and why do they appear (in Woolf’s diary\, at least) as a barrier to voice? Might the two work in harmony? Does one provide a necessary or dubious “check” on the other? How?  Good personal essays address public issues. Good personal essays demonstrate voice. Great personal essays do both at the same time and in such a way that the effort — even forty years of it — leaves no trace of itself. In this workshop\, we ask\, how? \nPersonal essays by Leslie Jamison\, Kiese Laymon\, Janet Mock\, David Sedaris\, Woolf\, and others will be discussed. Some generative prompts will be provided\, but time will also be set aside for critiquing works written on subjects — and in manners — of each student’s choosing. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/personal-essay-online-2020-2015/ LOCATION:Unnamed Venue CATEGORIES:Writers Workshops ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/typewriter.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR