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Seattle Writes: The Art of the Personal Essay Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Writes: The Art of the Personal Essay
Event typeClass
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Class typeOther
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryExplore the structure of personal essays and bring your voice to life in this class with author William Kenower.
DescriptionThe personal essay is a unique blend of storytelling, perspective and poetry. Not quite memoir, not quite self-help, it is a form that lends itself to blogs, or essays for magazines, or opinions for newspapers. In this workshop we’ll look at the structural foundation of the personal essay, as well as learn some simple tools to help authors use their life experiences as limitless source material.

This class is part of our Seattle Writes: Second Sunday series. Look for a free writing class the second Sunday of each month.

Instructor William Kenower is the author of “Write within Yourself: An Author’s Companion” and “Fearless Writing” (Writer’s Digest Books, 2017) and is the editor in chief of Author magazine for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He has been published in the New York Times and Edible Seattle, and is a featured blogger on the Huffington Post. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead. Visit William's website to learn more.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited.

Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class and be prepared to write.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Amazon Literary Partnership. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here.
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Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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