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Naming the World: A Weekend of Personal Essay Writing

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 3:00 pm


To write well we must be able to “name the world” around us in such a way as to throw a new light on the ordinary, to see the everyday through a different lens – one that measures the now on its own terms without preconception or expectation. On the first day of this two-day workshop, you will use the prompts from Johnson’s book to explore all of the basic elements of crafting compelling personal essays including character and setting, dialogue and narrative style, etc. You will write (and write some more) and spend the second day workshopping and discussing the bounty of everyone’s work and of course, revising! Come with your stories and personal observations and family yarns. Come with your muses and musings and courage enough to wrangle it all onto the page! You will leave on Sunday afternoon with at least one revised and completed essay.


July 13 @ 9:00 am
July 14 @ 3:00 pm


Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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