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  • Workshop
  • School One, Providence, RI
  • Intermediate
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Essays: Providence

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  • $355.00 Non-Member
  • $340.00 Member

Class Description

Sometimes the smallest moment--or the shortest essay--holds the greatest revelation. In this fun, intensive 6-week workshop, you will write six short personal essays between 500 and 1,000 words. Each week you will bring a finished essay into class, based on a model essay, prompt or existing publication’s needs. Depending on class enrollment, either half or the entire class will read their essays aloud each week and receive on-the-spot feedback in brief workshop sessions. There will also be brief discussions of published essays by such authors as: David Sedaris, Cheryl Strayed, Lee Martin, Brian Doyle, Dinty Moore, Meredith Maran, and others, and work seen in the New York Times's “Modern Love" and Salon's "Life." You’ll generate a lot of material in a variety of styles, refine your editing skills, explore challenges in style and voice, and take a fresh look at your life experience. By working in a shorter format, you’ll also find ways to tighten your prose and heighten your storytelling skills. At the end of the class, students will leave with a path forward to possible publication on half a dozen essay drafts.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.