Writing the Personal Essay

WRITING X 422.1WS

The personal essay inspires both readers and writers to discover new perspectives for looking at the world, understanding their own lives, and discovering meaning in even those moments that without pondering might seem…

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Classroom
Starting at $985.00
4 days
3.0 Credits

About this course:

The personal essay inspires both readers and writers to discover new perspectives for looking at the world, understanding their own lives, and discovering meaning in even those moments that without pondering might seem unimportant. It is also among the most marketable of genres. In this 4-day course, you engage in writing exercises, small group work, readings of master essayists, work shopping, and studying marketing techniques, and in the process, unearth new story ideas, create messy first drafts, and learn the art and joy of rewriting as well as the pains and pleasures of publication. By the end of our 4 days together, you will have crafted one 500-to-2,000-word personal essay, as well as planted and begun to develop seeds for many future essays. Suitable for both new and experienced writers.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Fee:
$985.00
175 days left. Enroll by Feb 6, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. Nonrefundable $150.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 8, 2019
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
9:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Fri Feb 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sat Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sun Feb 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood

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