Write a Book!

date Saturday, 14 September 2013 time 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

👤 Caitlin Dewey 🏢 Washington Post


Everyone has a story to tell, and people write the most evocatively and gracefully when they write about themselves.

This will foremost be a class on writing compelling personal essays. We’ll share killer essays (and narrative songs, film clips, etc.) and discuss what makes them work. We’ll go over common techniques and pitfalls.

Then, together we’ll decide on a theme and workshop the opening anecdotes of short essays that fit it. After the class, you can send Caitlin your finished essay and she will edit/compile everyone’s pieces into a book, which you can order through a print-on-demand site.


Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20071
Neighborhood: McPherson Square
Between L and M streets NW

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