Lexington Community Education
“It’s the poet’s job to figure out what’s happening within oneself, to figure out the connection between the self and the world, and to get it down in words that have a certain shape, that have a chance of lasting.”
-Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)
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Writing the Personal Essay (WESS)
Start Date:Wednesday, January 10 (6 meetings)Location: 220, LHS
Instructor: Lauren Doolan Meeting Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuition: $132($100 for seniors)Status: Running/Still Openings

In this course, we’ll write about personal experiences in short essays. If you’ve always wanted to write about your life, but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. We’ll write on different themes each week and explore different writing styles. We’ll discuss different components of the personal essay like tone and format. We’ll help each student find his or her unique voice. Students will share their work in a supportive and constructive environment. We’ll also read a variety of published essays.