Join us for a fun, inspirational, 6-week workshop on the art and craft of writing personal narrative/essay/memoir, for all levels of writers. The course focuses on the fundamentals of creating a gripping, poignant short narrative from your own life experiences. As part of a community of fellow writers, you'll workshop your work --- various short exercises and prompts, as well as a more polished memoir of up to 3,500 words --- and receive helpful, constructive criticism from classmates and the instructor. Expect to spend a couple hours on outside reading per week, in addition to time spent on your own writing.
Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet, teacher, and the author of the travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. His work regularly appears in the New York Times, Esquire, Boston Globe, Wired, Salon, Poetry, The Southern Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. Twice his work has been named by The Best American Essays. He teaches at GrubStreet in Boston, and elsewhere. More info: ethangilsdorf.com, Twitter @ethanfreak.
Sponsored by the Ocean Community YMCA and hosted by the United Theatre.
5 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891