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 Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Bi-weekly classes provide guidance in the art and craft of personal writing (poems and prose,) as well as opportunities for writing and sharing with others. Peer critique “Craft Classes” for giving and receiving constructive feedback on poems and prose are held on interim weeks for women who sign up for the weekly series.

 Schedule: Tuesdays, March 6-May 1, 4-6 pm.

Weekly class: $150

Bi-weekly (March 6, 20, April, 3, 17 and May 1): $95.

Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave (corner of Paxton, Hyde Park)

This class is currently full, but registration may open prior to the start date Please contact me to be placed on the waiting list.

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.

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