Writing the Personal Essay – Spring 2021

Are you witty, funny, or insightful? Do you have opinions and experiences that would make a great contribution to one of your favorite magazines? Or would you like to write down your thoughts for loved ones or friends? Personal essays are a combination of memoir, opinion, experience, and creativity. How do you frame your personal essay to reach a wide audience (or a particular audience) and resonate in ways people find entertaining? Personal essays can help get your name in print while forming an audience around your take on the world. For all levels.

Janna McMahan is an award-winning, national bestselling author of three novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and of course, lots of personal essays.

Start Date
Monday, April 19th
Meets Mondays
April 19th - May 24th
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Janna McMahan


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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