You’ve learned the basics of the personal essay. But how do you keep the magic going day after day, week after week, year after year? In this five-week Live Online Advanced Personal Essay class, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez (NY Times Modern Love, O Magazine) will help you take your essay skills to the next level. She’ll show you how to write essays so good, editors will keep coming back for more. We will look at notable essays and explore the distinct nuances in dialogue, structure and scene. Through weekly workshop and revision, you’ll learn the delicate art of transforming a personal anecdote into a publishable essay. By the end of the class, you’ll have finished an essay and be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 102 Writing Pad Alums we have helped get paid and published 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!
Instructor: Jessica Ciencin Henriquez
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 (4 Wed. nights, 1 one on one)
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. PST
Note: Class will be limited to 8 students
Pre-requisite: A multi-week personal essay class at Writing Pad
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez is a New York City based writer and editor. Her personal essays and narrative journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the NY Times Modern Love Column, Elle, Self, Cosmopolitan and Oprah Magazine, Teen Vogue, New York Observer, Salon, among many others. Jessica holds an...Read More »
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