The Practice of Personal Writing

Memories, “abiding images,” family stories, reflections on the relationship between our current experiences and our past—and future—lives: these are the raw material for personal writing in both poetry and prose (memoir, essays, personal reflection.)  Women are invited to participate in this workshop series led by Weatherford award-winning writer Pauletta Hansel, who served as Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate, 2016-2018. Classes provide guidance in the art and craft of personal writing (poems and prose,) as well as opportunities for writing and sharing with others, including  peer critique “Craft Classes” for giving and receiving constructive feedback on poems and prose.

Fall Schedule: Tuesdays, September 18-November 13, 4-6 pm. Weekly class: $150
Bi-weekly: $95.
Bi-weekly classes are held September 18, October 2, 16, 30 and November 13 and do not include peer critique “Craft Classes.”

Hyde Park area.

Please contact me with questions or for registration information.

The Practice of Personal Writing workshop series for women only grows out of Pauletta Hansel’s The Practice of Poetry and The Practice of Memoir workshop series, based on her belief that much of what makes good writing goes hand-in-hand with good spiritual practices: paying attention to the interaction of our inner lives and the outer world, making time for reflection, nurturing a supportive community of fellow practitioners and committing to an honest assessment of what to keep and what to let go.