Free Writing Workshop

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Free Writing Workshop

Marita GoldenAcclaimed novelist and memoirist Marita Golden will offer a free eight-week workshop focusing on the personal essay and the memoir. If you have a story to tell about your personal experiences, about the life of someone else, or if you want to learn how to write effectively to express your opinion, this workshop will help you develop and hone the techniques of writing the personal essay.

In addition to learning the techniques of effective nonfiction writing through in and out of class assignments, participants will read the work of published nonfiction authors as well as meet local nonfiction writers who will visit the class and speak about their careers as writers.

Marita Golden is the award-winning author of the memoirs Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons, A Miracle Everyday and Don’t Play in the Sun.

This free writing workshop is open to teens 18 and older and adults and will be held on Monday evenings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 7-April 25 at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. N.W., 1st Floor Meeting Room.  For questions, call Kathy Jenkins at 202-727-1295 or Jay at 202-727-1288.

I Can Write logoTo be considered for the workshop, you must submit a writing sample of up to three pages or a one-page statement of your writing goals (double-spaced, 12 point font) to Marita Golden at Acceptance into the workshop is competitive, and due to the limitations on class size, not all applicants can be accepted for the class. You will receive notification of the status of your application from Marita Golden. All writing samples must be submitted by January 31, 2011. No writing samples will be accepted after that date.