Crafting Your Personal Essay

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Using outside readings as models, participants will draft two personal essays they’ve been wanting to write. Participants will have the choice to offer both, or the draft and then revision of one in the final workshop. Essays should run 5 double-spaced pages or 1250 words. Participants will receive reading assignments via email before the class begins.

About Alyce Miller

Alyce Miller is the award-winning author of four books of fiction and one book of nonfiction, as well as more than 250 essays, short stories, poems, articles, and book reviews. She is Professor Emerita from the English Department and Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she also received awards for her teaching. More about her at:

Teaching Style: Alyce encourages a relaxed and energetic environment where participants are actively engaged in a mutual process of critical reading, learning, and sharing work.


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