TUES. 7/14: LIVE ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY

sarabenincasaHave you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Vanity Fair? Successful journalist Sara Benincasa will show you how. Sara will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. In this seven-week online personal essay workshop. 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. Sara will share her secret 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 73 Writing Pad Alums who have been published and have gotten paid for their work in publications such as Self, Marie Claire, LA Times, Salon, Spirit Magazine, and New York Magazine!

 

You can read some of the essays here: Black Clock, Boston Globe, Brain, Child #1, Brain, Child #2, DAME, Elle #1, Elle #2, 5280, The Frisky, LA Times #1, LA Times #2, LA Times #3, LA Times #4, LA Times #5, LA Times #6, Marie Claire #1, Marie Claire #2, Men’s Journal, Morning News #1, Morning News #2, Narratively, Nerve, Role Reboot, Salon #1, Salon #2, Salon #3, Salon #4, Salon #5, Salon #6, Salon #7, Salon #8, Salon #9, Salon #10, Salon #11, Salon #12, Salon #13, Salon #14, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Self #1, Self #2, The Beauty Bean, Shine, The Date Report, The Smart Set, Vice, Whole Life, xoJANE #1, xoJANE #2, xoJANE #3, xoJANE #4, xoJANE #5, xoJane #6, xoJANE #7, xoJANE #8, xoJANE #9, xoJANE #10!

 
SUMMER SECTION
Instructor: Sara Benincasa
July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18 (5 Tues., 1 one-on-one)
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. PST
Cost: $395
Location: Online
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FALL SECTION
Instructor: Sara Benincasa
Sept. 29*, Oct. 6*, 13, 20, 27(5 Tuesday nights)
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. PST
*Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 will go from 5:00-8:00 PST
Cost: $395
Location: Online
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WINTER SECTION
Instructor: Sara Benincasa
Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15 (6 Tuesday nights)
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. PST
Cost: $395
Location: Online
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SARA BENINCASA

Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian and author of the books “Great” and “Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom” from William Morrow (a division of Harper Collins), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Sara has sold Agorafabulous to a major cable network...Read More »


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