Personal Essay III

WRITING X 422.3

This advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.

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Online
Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Revise your essay drafts into powerful, sellable pieces
  • Analyze markets and trends to locate where your writing fits best
  • Learn how to submit your work for publication
  • Give and receive feedback in a group of collaborative peers

About this course:

Designed for those familiar with the personal essay form and who are already convinced of its unique power to reach the masses, this advanced workshop focuses on revising existing works, analyzing current markets and trends, and submitting for publication. You establish yourself as a professional by completing hands-on assignments rooted in the real world, participating in extensive peer review, and receiving practical support.
Prerequisites

WRITING X 422.2 Personal Essay II or comparable workshop experience.

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Victoria Zackheim
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Fee:
$785.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9am (PST).

Submission guidelines:

Submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing:

  1. a 10-page writing sample;
  2. a synopsis of up to one page if the writing sample is an excerpt from a longer work (i.e. novel or memoir);
  3. a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class;
  4. and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
  3. After that, you will be asked to upload a writing sample, per the guidelines below.
  4. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 22, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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