Personal Essay 1

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$495 2 seats left
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Tue, May 11, 4:00pm - Jun 15, 6:00pm Pacific Time (6 sessions)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 9
Teacher: Kalle Mattila

What you'll learn in this essay writing class:

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this six week live online personal essay writing class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. NY Times Modern Love alum Kalle Mattila (NY Times Magazine, The Atlantic) will show you how to make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers.

You’ll learn about the essential elements of the personal essay: the hook, angle, tone, and epiphany, the structure of personal essays, and the different types of personal essays. Kalle will share his secrets for finding what newspapers, magazines and websites are looking for; what strikes them as cliché, and what they find different and interesting. We’ll workshop one of your essays until it’s perfect. By the end of class, you’ll have a kick-ass essay that is ready to be submitted for publication and a plan of where to submit it. Your goal will be to sell your essay within a couple of weeks after the class ends! You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 157 Writing Pad Alums (14 of whom got into the NY Times) who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help!



Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila 6 $495
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, May 18 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila
Tue, May 25 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila
Tue, Jun 01 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila
Tue, Jun 08 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila
Tue, Jun 15 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Kalle Mattila

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