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WDtS Egleston: Finding Your Way Into Your Personal Essay

2 Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm (EST), starting June 1st
In-Person: Egleston Library
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
25 seats max

Telling true stories in a creative way can be challenging–knowing which details to include and which ones to leave out, calculating how to recreate conversations between the real people who are our characters, and finding the courage to be truthful with the page are only some of the many challenges the essay can present. In this two week generator, we’ll read masterful essays and write to prompts designed to get down to the business of writing our lives. Writers of all levels and experience welcome!

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided (at sites that allow food/drink). Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

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Maria A Pinto
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Previous Students Say

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