The Braided Essay – Fall 2022

In this workshop, we will learn how to weave seemingly distinct personal narratives and research to form a singular, cohesive essay that draws out new literary meaning through the braiding process. Writers can expect to write one full-length essay (2000-3000 words), complete weekly writing exercises, and prepare detailed critiques for their peers.

Gavin Colton is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The Honest Ulsterman, Hippocampus Magazine, The Wax Paper, La Picoletta Barca, and the Appalachian Review. He has been teaching creative writing workshops since 2017.

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Meets Tuesdays
September 13th - November 15th
5:45pm - 7:15pm

Gavin Colton

Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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