Tue, May 11, 4:00pm - Jun 15, 6:00pm Pacific Time (6 sessions)
Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this six week live online personal essay writing class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. NY Times Modern Love alum Kalle Mattila (NY Times Magazine, The Atlantic) will show you how to make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers.
You’ll learn about the essential elements of the personal essay: the hook, angle, tone, and epiphany, the structure of personal essays, and the different types of personal essays. Kalle will share his secrets for finding what newspapers, magazines and websites are looking for; what strikes them as cliché, and what they find different and interesting. We’ll workshop one of your essays until it’s perfect. By the end of class, you’ll have a kick-ass essay that is ready to be submitted for publication and a plan of where to submit it. Your goal will be to sell your essay within a couple of weeks after the class ends! You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 157 Writing Pad Alums (14 of whom got into the NY Times) who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help!
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California Online
Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California
|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila||6||$495|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Tue, May 18||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila|
|Tue, May 25||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila|
|Tue, Jun 01||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila|
|Tue, Jun 08||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila|
|Tue, Jun 15||4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time||Kalle Mattila|
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