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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 personal essay workshop 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. Published journalist, Mark Lukach 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. 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 74 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!

About Mark Lukach:
Mark Lukach has been published in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Wired, among others. He is currently working on a memoir based on his article “My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward” from Pacific Standard, which will be published by Harper Wave in 2017. He has adapted portions of the memoir in a TED Talk and as a story for The Moth. Mark is represented by Bonnie Solow of Solow Literary Enterprises.
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 personal essay workshop 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. Published journalist, Mark Lukach 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. 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 74 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!

About Mark Lukach:
Mark Lukach has been published in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Wired, among others. He is currently working on a memoir based on his article “My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward” from Pacific Standard, which will be published by Harper Wave in 2017. He has adapted portions of the memoir in a TED Talk and as a story for The Moth. Mark is represented by Bonnie Solow of Solow Literary Enterprises.
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