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Finish a Personal Essay in November

All Levels. While some ambitious writers will be participating in the grueling NaNoWriMo (and attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days), we will be attacking a different goal: Take an essay from fuzzy notion to polished final draft of 1,600 words (or less) during the month of November. We will look at examples of personal essays and discuss various markets for personal essays. This class will offer generative activities, lecture, discussion, and feedback on your draft.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Theo Nestor

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 11/01/2017

No Class On: 11/22/2017

End Date: 11/29/2017

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 16

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$235.00 General Price:

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Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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