Crash Course: How to Write and Sell Your Personal Essay

Instructor: Anjali Enjeti


Are you ready to write the stories of your life and send them out into the world? In this class, we’ll read some of the most evocative and unique essays published in the past two to three years, study their structure and style, and discuss what makes them effective. We’ll write our own “flash” essays based on a designated theme, discuss revision techniques, and draft “pitch” letters to accompany these essays so students can send them off to their dream publications. You’ll walk away with a draft of an essay, a pitch letter, and detailed plan for how to submit to today’s hottest markets. (This class has all new material from the July 2016 class!)

Lunch is included.

Class limited to 12.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 5


$ 185.00



Biography: Anjali Enjeti is an award-winning writer whose essays have appeared in the the Atlantic, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Week, New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Pacific Standard, Huffington Post, Longreads, Splinter, Atlanta Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have been twice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, twice named “notable” essays in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017, have been nominated for the Best of the Net 2017 and received an honorable mention in the first person essay category from the American Association of Journalists and Authors. She teaches creative nonfiction in the Etowah Valley MFA program at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, and is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Contact Information: info@decaturwritersstudio.com

Date(s): Saturday, Feb. 10.

Class time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Type of Class: Crash Course


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