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The Essay and the Book: Building A Path for Your Manuscript (online)


The exact dates and pricing for this class are still being confirmed, but the class will be offered online during Hugo House’s Fall session. The class will be asynchronous.

Strategically publishing essays can generate interest in a book project, helping writers land an agent, sign a book deal or sell books. But how do we build strong excerpts from memoirs-in-progress? What related essays might we write that establish our expertise? Where should we publish? In this workshop, writers compare the memoir openings of authors like Francisco Cantu and Cheryl Strayed with the short-form works they published along the way. Writers will submit one essay of their own for feedback.

Earlier Event: September 7
Writing the Trauma Essay (New York, NY)
Later Event: September 9
Crafting the Illness Narrative (online)