Helping Writers to Rise and Thrive

Writing About Your Life

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., begins January 22, 2020
Jessica Bram
Seven weeks, $385 (Limited to six students)

WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Everyday life offers us unlimited opportunities for reflection and for making sense of the world around us. Join us to explore the fascinating material generated by our own lives and, at the same time, develop the writing techniques to make the writing more engaging, interesting, and effective.

This is a friendly, supportive workshop in which to write your personal stories in the essay, memoir, or any other nonfiction form that interests you. Participants may either work on material they already have in mind to write, or write optional written “assignments” designed to spark imagination and inspire creativity.

All writing will be done prior to each workshop meeting and shared in a constructive and supportive atmosphere. Critiquing and group discussions will be designed to elevate the quality of the work through narrative techniques such as use of scene and summary, internal and external dialogue, reflection, sensory experience, descriptive elements, and character development.

This workshop is ideal for beginners who wish to get started putting their stories or thoughts in writing. It is also appropriate for those who have already done some personal essay, memoir, or other nonfiction writing and are ready to share and further shape their work.

The instructor, Jessica Bram, holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey published by Health Communications.  Jessica’s personal essays have been published and syndicated in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, New York Times Magazine HERS Column, Child Magazine, The Connecticut Post, and Gannett Newspapers.  Her commentaries have aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and on the Fairfield County NPR station WSHU.  In 2003 she founded the Westport Writers’ Workshop.

Share this

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Pages

Literary Agents, Classes, Free Events

Exciting new classes and events are added regularly!

At FCWS, our mission is not only to help writers explore their creativity and develop their voice, but also to help them publish successfully and build a career. Our teachers, editors and agents are committed to helping you achieve your writing goals. We invite top literary agents and editors to hold master classes (and accept manuscript submissions) regularly throughout the year.

You are cordially invited to join our warm, supportive and successful writing community! Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed and to receive free tips on writing and publishing successfully.

We look forward to meeting you!

Come and join us on Facebook or Twitter!