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Personal Essays for Platform and Profit

Friday, August 2
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Garden A/B

Almost every newspaper and magazine in the world publishes personal essays, and some of them pay upward of $2 a word. And along with a paycheck, you get a bio that mentions your books and your website. This class will teach you to craft and publish personal essays that help build a platform for your books. As well, you’ll learn to promote those published pieces on social media to increase your audience. You’ll leave with exciting and concrete ideas for personal essays and a solid sense of how to write and sell them.


Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart is the author of Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens (Sasquatch, 2019) and Avenging the Owl (Sky Pony, 2016). She is a Contributing Editor at The Writer Magazine. Website: www.melissahart.com .

Melissa Hart