Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library
Writing the Personal Essay, with Winona Wendth
“The hallmark of the personal essay is its intimacy,” says essayist Phillip Lopate. This short session will introduce writers to the personal essay in its various forms and offer suggestions for finding voice, content, and possible landing places for this kind of writing. Writers will have time to generate their own in-head and on-paper work that might lead to finished pieces.
Winona Winkler Wendth holds an MFA in literature and writing with an emphasis on creative non-fiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She has been a resident of Lancaster since 1992 and currently teaches writing, literature, and other humanities courses at Quinsigamond Community College. Wendth has been a workshop leader in Lancaster since 2011 and a writing mentor since 2009. Her work appears frequently in print and online literary journals and was listed in Best American Essays/2010. She writes both fiction and creative non-fiction and is working on a collection of memoiristic essays as well as a short novel.