September 4th-
October 23rd

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Works-in-Progress: Personal Essay & Memoir

For writers currently at work on personal essay or memoir, this weekly workshop offers in-depth craft and critique in a constructive small group setting.

As a group we’ll read contemporary examples of personal nonfiction and take a close look at techniques specific to our genre: narrative versus reflective voice, scene-making, navigating memory, and creating self as character. We’ll share our work, generate new material through writing prompts, and offer constructive feedback to our peers. Each writer will receive detailed individual feedback from the instructor, personal assignments to develop their material, and reading recommendations specific to their project. 

This 8-week workshop includes one private consultation with the instructor and written editorial notes on a complete essay or chapter.

Note: This workshop is open to writers who’ve taken Intro to Personal Essay or Creative Nonfiction at BWS. New writers interested in participating should contact Carla at 


8 sessions
+ 1 private
$585/$540 (m)
w/Carla Riccio