The Personal Essay

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The personal essay combines a wide range of techniques to make personal stories compelling to a general audience. Primarily through the participants’ work, we will explore how to shape personal stories and make them resonate with the reader.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Pamela Toutant

Pamela Toutant is a creative writing teacher and a widely published creative non-fiction writer. Her work has appeared in numerous national and local publications, including, Salon, Ms. Magazine, Slate, The Washington Post, Redbook, The Washingtonian Magazine, Applause Magazine, and Bethesda Magazine. Her essay “Family Loyalty,” was nominated for the 2006 Pushcart Prize. Pamela is a three-time recipient of a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship.

Teaching Style: Highly participatory and experiential.

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