ONLINE CLASS: Editing and Revising Essays Like a Pro (2425)

Four Mondays: February 26, March 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

$180.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion with Writing Exercises. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

You’ve written essays about your life or someone close to you. Now it’s time to edit and revise, perhaps with an eye toward publication. In this class, you will workshop and edit an essay by examining what makes a personal essay resonate beyond the immediate or personal experience, explore ways to find a hook for your essay, and learn how to use fiction techniques to sharpen the details and the narrative. Participants will read and discuss each other’s work, as well as use prompts and exercises to devise strategies to revise their drafts.

By registering for this class, students agree they will follow these terms: 

  • Abide by our “Code of Conduct” while attending the class 

  • Will not share overtly obscene, hateful, or objectionable content. 

  • Will not share content that students do not have the rights to. 

Any work that perpetuates violence, inappropriate sexual conduct, racism, or negative stereotypes will not receive edits by the instructor or be circulated in the class.  

Code of Conduct:

Politics and Prose Bookstore is devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, author talks, literary programs, and respectful dialogue. We strive to foster a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability. In that spirit, we ask everyone in this shared, communal space to treat each other equally, fairly, and thoughtfully; honor different voices, life experiences, and points of view; and celebrate the diversity that makes our community richer and stronger. Hate, discrimination, and disrespect have no place at P&P; kindness, patience, and tolerance always do. 

Four Mondays: February 26, March 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

Essay links will be provided by instructor.

Donna Hemans is the author of three novels, River Woman, Tea by the Sea, and The House of Plain Truth (forthcoming in February 2024). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Slice, Electric Literature, Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, Crab Orchard Review, among others. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Media Studies from Fordham University and an MFA from American University. She lives in Maryland, and is also the owner of DC Writers Room, a co-working studio for writers based in Washington, D.C.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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