Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, Mark Lukach, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. In this one-day personal essay workshop, he’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors. You’ll learn about the essential elements of a memorable essay, how to structure your essay, and the different types of personal essays. By the end of class, you’ll have begun writing a kick-ass essay and have learned what it takes to get your name in print. You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 77 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!
Instructor: Mark Lukach
Tues., December 8, 2015
Cost: $90 (includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad San Francisco (1695 18th Street, #409, San Francisco, CA 94107)
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Mark Lukach has been published in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Wired, among others. He is currently working on a memoir based on his article “My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward” from Pacific Standard, which will be published by...Read More »
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