Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, K.K. Goldberg, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. In this 5 week San Francisco Personal Essay Workshop, she’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors. You’ll learn about the essential elements of a memorable essay, how to structure your essay, and the different types of personal essays. By the end of class, you’ll have begun writing a kick-ass essay and have learned what it takes to get your name in print. You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 89 Writing Pad Alums who have been published and have gotten paid for their work in publications such as Self, Marie Claire, LA Times, Salon, Spirit Magazine, and New York Magazine! Instructor: Natasha Vargas-Cooper K.K. Goldberg’s writing has appeared in the prestigious NY Times Modern Love column and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including the Sun, the Gettysburg Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009. A former MacDowell Fellow, she’s the author of The Doctor and the Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking, blogs regularly for Huffington Post Parents, and holds an MFA in creative writing from University of San Francisco. Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 18, 25 (4 Tues. nights, 1 one-on-one) 7:00-10:00 p.m.
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