Writing Our Lives: Intro to the Personal Essay Class — Spring 2015

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Dates: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 & 5/30

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Heights Campus

Price: $400 — limited number of partial scholarships available, see below for detail

To register and/or ask for more info email: vanessa_martir@yahoo.com with “Writing Our Lives Intro Class” in the Subject Line. There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit to hold your seat. The deposit goes towards your tuition.


This class is designed for people who are new (or fairly new) to writing the personal essay/memoir and know they want to take on the challenge. Or maybe you’re a seasoned writer who wants to brush up on the basics. There’s room for you too! After al, Alvin Ailey used to take a basics dance class once a year, even after he created his now renowned dance school, “to remind myself,” he said.

In the class we will dig into the fundamentals of writing personal essays, like…

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