Writing the Personal Essay: Fall
During this memoir course you will work toward completing a final, personal essay through a series of short, guided writing assignments focused on specific topics. In this workshop you will use and build on the writing tools you already have, get lots of feedback on your work, while also reading and thinking and commenting on weekly readings. You will learn to hone your ideas, experiences, and skills to build emotional impact into your personal stories.
ANN HOOD is the author of the bestselling novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Book That Matters Most, among others. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was a NYT Editor's Choice and was named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She has won two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, a Best American Spiritual Writing and a Best American Travel Writing Award.