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Humorous Personal Essay Workshop (5-week)

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Palms, Westside
10200 Venice Blvd #203
Btwn Jasmine & Vinton Avenues
Culver City, California 90232
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 9
Teacher: Brett Paesel

What you'll learn in this essay writing class:

Have you always wanted to write a humorous 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 humorous personal essay 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. Successful essayist Brett Paesel (Modern Love) will show you how to make your essay hilarious, relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. 

You’ll learn about the essential elements of the humorous personal essay: the hook, angle, tone, and epiphany, the structure of personal essays, and the different types of personal essays. 

She’ll help you find the weakness in your piece, uncover opportunities for expansion and comedy that you didn’'t even know existed, and ensure that you’’re reaching a conclusion that both surprises and satisfies. 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 77 Writing Pad Alums who have been published and have gotten paid for their work in publications such as Self, Marie Claire, LA Times, Salon, Spirit Magazine, and New York Magazine.

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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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