Keep That Pen Going! How to Use the Power of Journaling to Write a Stunning Personal Essay (Virtual)

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Date & Time: Saturday, September 17, 2022
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
Location: Online
Cost: free
Description: Journaling is an important tool in self-awareness, healing, acceptance, and creating individual change. You might not know it as yet, but inside your journal there are some good personal essay ideas. Inside your journal you might have the best advice on how to heal from loss, a broken heart, how to create political change, or a good travel story!

This workshop will teach you how to recognize the stunning essay ideas in your journal, how to write it, and how to make it larger than life.

What To Bring:

1. Three of your journal entries.

2. One of your favorite personal essays

Workshop Takeaways:

1. You will learn the basics of the drafting process

2. You will learn the importance of journaling to enhance your writing practice

3. You will learn straightforward, practical craft lessons and writing prompts

4. You will feel empowered to tell your own life's story and gain the confidence to write your own stories.

Leslie-Ann Murray is a fiction writer from Trinidad & Tobago. She created Brown Girl Book Lover where she interviews diverse writers and reviews books that should be at the forefront of our imagination. She is currently working on her first novel, This Has Made Us Beautiful. Leslie-Ann has been published in Poets & Writers, Zone3, Ploughshares, and Salamander Literary Magazine. Leslie-Ann has taught creative writing in France, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, China, and New York City.
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Phone: 508-799-1655x3
Entered by: Worcester Public Library (

Created: August 25, 2022 at 8:41 AM

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