December 9 • 1:30 PM (EST) - 3:30 PM (EST)
About the workshop
Two essay drafts on the page in two hours? Is that even possible? YES!
Are you stuck? In a writing rut? Want to try something new, explore ideas you’ve tiptoed around in the past, or just get some words on the page again?
In this class, we’ll read and write, using prompts to help you generate two new nonfiction pieces: one flash work of memoir and one personal essay! You’ll leave with two new drafts and a guided plan for revisions!
What you will learn
• Where to read and publish creative nonfiction • Generative brainstorming techniques • The basic structure of compelling creative nonfiction • Fast, straightforward editing techniques to take your writing to the next level!
• Students will read short pieces, brainstorm, and then respond to prompts for both a flash memoir and personal essay. • Students will leave the class with two complete (or nearly complete) first drafts, as well as an editorial "cheat sheet" to help them plan next steps!
This class offers two full scholarships for BIPOC writers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, plus a 2-3 sentence statement of need. If more than two writers apply, the scholarship recipients will be chosen from among them via lottery.
About the instructor
Hannah Grieco is a writer, editor, and teacher in Washington, DC. Her work appears in a wide variety of literary and freelance publications, including The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Brevity, Craft, Shenandoah, FairyTale Review, The Rumpus, and more. She is an editor of novels and prose collections at Alan Squire Publishing, and is the editor of the anthologies Already Gone (Alan Squire Publishing, 2023) and And If That Mockingbird Don’t Sing: Parenting Stories Gone Speculative (Alternating Current Press, 2022). Find her online at www.hgrieco.com and on most social media @writesloud.
Write two essays in two hours