Writing the Personal Essay (IN PERSON)
Mon (8 Sessions) Jan 30 - Mar 20 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Have you ever wanted to see your words on the pages of your favourite newspaper, magazine, or website? The personal essay is a subject of creative non-fiction that focuses on unique stories with universal appeal told from a first-person perspective. In this course, you'll learn everything from how to generate ideas, to how to structure your first and second drafts, to how to pitch your completed piece.
Julie Matlin is a local writer with essays and reported pieces appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and other publications. She writes about parenting, relationships, sex, and Judaism. In addition to her freelance work, Julie has also written a screenplay which is currently in development. She is also in the final stages of an essay collection about the interplay between the death of her mother and her re-entry into the Jewish fold which was supported by a Canada Council for the Arts grant.
- COURSE CODE: LIT-225 NEW!
- LOCATION: Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Avenue Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8
- LANGUAGE: English
- INSTRUCTOR: JULIE MATLIN
- MATERIALS PROVIDED: No