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Sat, Oct 01



INSIDE JOB WRITING INSTITUTE: The Art of Personal Essay Writing

A special workshop where participants learn how to write personal essays, meet professional writers who help them enhance their skills and talents, and, if they choose, prepare a submission to the Discovering Me contest.

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INSIDE JOB WRITING INSTITUTE: The Art of Personal Essay Writing
INSIDE JOB WRITING INSTITUTE: The Art of Personal Essay Writing

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Washington, 1629 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA


About the event

Everyone, even teen girls-- or maybe especially teen girls--have stories to tell. Esther Productions Inc. and The Black Student Fund, nonprofit organizations based in Washington, DC, are presenting a four-week writing institute designed to help each participant discover her inner story while learning how to present it using the personal essay.

Award-winning journalist and author jonetta rose barras will lead the workshop. She has expertly used the art of personal essay to take readers inside her world, helping them understand and assess important local and national issues. Her writings have appeared in the Washington Post, The Hillrag, The Washington City Paper, Essence Magazine, The DC Line. She has written three nonfiction books and two collections of poetry. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

Other professional writers will also drop in during the four week institute to share their writings and their experiences. 

INSIDE JOB WRITING INSTITUTE is free. Seating is limited. Participants must commit to attending at least three of the sessions, including the first two. 

INSIDE JOB WRITING INSTITUTE is made possible through generous grants from Cornelia Bailey Foundation, Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and additional support fro m Esther’s Friends.


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