The Writer's Workshop Series: Articles and Essays

  • Guides writers to find story ideas in their own lives and beyond
  • Develops key writing and editing skillsĀ 
  • Provides strategies for pitching and selling articles

Join us for a series of short workshops designed to help you plan, write, edit, and pitch your personal essays and reported articles. Veteran editor, instructor, and prolific author Estelle Erasmus will guide participants through every phase of the writing process, from conceptualizing your idea to polishing a publishable piece. Whether you have a working draft of a piece or are looking for your next idea, this series will help you to refine your work and move forward with confidence. Each targeted workshop is designed to allow participants to learn and apply new techniques. Students are welcome to sign up for one workshop, or all four.

This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Editing Articles and Essays to Submit for Publication

When it comes to editing your writing for publication, your construction needs to be tight. In this interactive workshop, instructor Estelle...

Writing a Strong Ending to an Article or Essay

In writing reported articles, essays, or short-memoir style pieces, it is essential to be able to craft a satisfying ending that ties all the...

Writing a Strong Introduction to an Article or Essay

In writing short nonfiction, such as essays or short-memoir style pieces, crafting an opening that gets the reader to the heart of the story can...