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Adult Writing Workshop: Crafting the Personal Essay

  • Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Adult Writing Workshops are held on Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue. Workshops are $50 each, or $45 if you choose more than one workshop. You must be 18 to participate. All registrations are non-refundable.


Crafting the Personal Essay
Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder

We all have perceptions about the experiences in our lives. But how do we transform them onto the page? The personal essay is a powerful way to explore these ideas more deeply. In this workshop, we’ll learn techniques for writing the personal essay and we’ll experiment with several forms to help you begin that first draft.

Lisa Lopez Snyder’s essays and short stories have been featured in 34th Parallel, Gravel, The Raleigh Review, The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Scrambler, and other magazines. Her essay, “In Transit,” won The Chattahoochee Review’s 2011 Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction and she was named the 2015 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence.