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Personal Essay Writing 101

Tuesdays, March 3–10, and March 24–31 (no meeting March 17)
from 6:30–8:30 p.m. (4 meetings)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
Instructor: Emilly Prado

For writers at any Level

We all have stories, but where do we start when trying to get our own experiences down on the page? In this workshop, you will be guided through the personal essay writing process step by step. We’ll build upon the fundamentals of creative nonfiction in a supportive, respectful setting and draw inspiration as diligent readers. Invest in your writing, learn to overcome your fear of the blank page, generate new ideas and reawaken resting ones, share space with a new community of writers, and challenge yourself to write all the way to an ending.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though she studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework, her work typically focuses on stories of marginalized communities in a wide range of topics. Her writing has appeared in nearly two dozen publications such as NPR, The OregonianMarie ClaireBitch Media, the Portland MercuryFeministingRemezcla, and Travel Oregon amongst others.
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