Have you ever wanted to try writing essays for newspapers or magazines?
In this two-part class led by Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Mary Pauline Lowry, we’ll read and discuss a variety of creative nonfiction essay columns that appear regularly in major publications (examples include: “Modern Love” from The New York Times, “Long Story Short” from O Magazine, and “Letter of Recommendation” from The New York Times Magazine). We’ll discuss tone, style, arc, and subject matter. During the first class, students will also complete in-class creative nonfiction writing exercises.
For homework, each student will select their essay topic and target publication, read additional essays, and begin drafting. (Essays can be written to be submitted for publication, or just for fun and practice.) During the second class we’ll discuss our process and how to overcome challenges, as well as strategies for revision and submission.
Sunday, October 11 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
*This two-part workshop will be held in person with social distancing, and face masks will be required.*
*Registration will be limited to allow for appropriate distancing.* We will hold the workshop outdoors if weather permits.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Pauline Lowry is the author of the novels The Roxy Letters and Wildfire. She’s a regular contributor to O Magazine. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Millions, and other publications.