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Narrator, Author, Character with Emily Maloney

$65.00 · January 12

This workshop aims to address the “so what” that often dogs the personal essay, and addresses how the characterization and research in the personal essay can influence its contents, and broaden the audience, while crafting lived experiences into publishable pieces.

Start Date

January 12

Day(s) of the Week

Thursday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

Borrowing from the rules of fiction to make fully realized characters. This single-session class for both beginning and experienced writers helps readers take stories beyond themselves.

You know your story, and you know what you want to say. But how can you make your story matter to a larger audience? This workshop aims to address the “so what” that often dogs the personal essay, and addresses how the characterization and research in the personal essay can influence its contents, and broaden the audience, while crafting lived experiences into publishable pieces.


We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.

About Emily Maloney

Emily Maloney’s work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best American Essays, and the American Journal of Nursing, among others. She has worked as a dog groomer, pastry chef, general contractor, tile setter, and catalog model and has sold her ceramics at art fairs. Maloney has twice been awarded a MacDowell Fellowship. She lives in Evanston, Illinois. Her books include Cost of Living and Burn This House Down.