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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 1 Week

The Personal Essay: A Week of Prompts & Structures

No Longer Enrolling

  • $220.00 Non-Member
  • $195.00 Member

Class Description

You asked for it, you got it! This week-long class will serve as a follow-up to the popular "Structure as Solution" class. In that day-long class, you learned about an array of structures available to the writer of personal essays, and you learned how running the basic content through different structures resulted in very different essays with very different meanings. In that way, we used one spark of an essay idea to generate several different essays. In this class, we'll further explore the relationship between essay structure and essay meaning, how to use structure as a solution for your essay-writing problems, and how to actually get those essays drafted!

Note: you may take this class even if you have not taken "Structure as Solution" with the instructor, but please contact her in advance for some preliminary reading.

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.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!