Postponed! The Narcissist’s Guide to the Personal Essay ~ A Writing Our Lives Production 


*** This class has been postponed indefinitely. ***

Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 17

Time: 12pm-5pm

Location: West Village, NY

Price: $620 (including a $75 nonrefundable registration fee)*

If you’re a writer of creative nonfiction, chances are you’re a wee bit (or a lot) narcissistic, and that’s okay, but how can you push yourself to connect your story to the world—to current events, pop culture, sports, literature, history, etc? In other words, how can you deepen your personal writing? The subconscious makes connections that we often don’t understand or trust, and as a result don’t make it onto the page.

In this generative workshop, we will:
– explore how we can follow and surrender to the connections;
– do exercises to help us learn to open ourselves up to and trust our train of thoughts, no matter how random and odd;
– analyze and deconstruct nontraditional essay forms to explore how we can tell our stories in surprising and moving ways;
– read essays that have done this successfully;
– write and workshop our essays.

Final Project: A 1500 word essay that we will workshop on the last day of class.

Financial Aid: Partial scholarships and payment plans are available. Note on scholarships –
– A limited number of partial, need based scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.
– A special partial need-based scholarship is available to a VONA/Voices alum who does not have an MFA and has not published a book with a major publisher.
– Scholarships cannot be combined and are not transferrable.

For more information on the workshop and/or scholarships, send an email to


More information coming on on-line and in-person classes coming in the Spring of 2018:
– Writing the Mother Wound
– Experimenting with Essay Forms
– Writing the Self as a Character


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