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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 a writer, community organizer, and the prose instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. When not writing or teaching, Emilly moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Her debut essay collection, Funeral for Flaca, was selected as #YosiBookClub summer reading pick and has been called, “Utterly vulnerable, bold, and unique,” by Ms. Magazine. Funeral for Flaca is out now with Future Tense Books.

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