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December 11, 2012
The Art of the Personal Essay  with Charles Salzberg
Using what might seem to be an insignificant or ordinary event and then making
it universal in scope, the best personal essays illuminate and transcend the subject so that the reader—and often the writer—learns something important about him or herself. Best described as a combination of a letter and a short story, the personal essay can tackle weighty subjects like birth, death and marriage, or lighter moments like buying a new car or playing touch football in the park.
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, Elle, Redbook, the New York Times and various other periodicals. He has written or ghostwritten over 20 books and his latest novel, Swann's Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel. The sequel, Swann Dives In, will be published in October, 2012. He has been a Visiting Professor of Magazine at S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and he is one of the Founding Members of the New York Writers Workshop.
New York Writers Workshop is an alliance of experienced, professional writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays and screenplays who live and teach in New York City. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve a growing community of aspiring writers with workshops that teach craft, foster creativity, and enable writers, no matter their background or experience, to achieve their full writing potential.  
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Tuesday, December 18th  2012
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Getting Published Is As Easy As 1,2,3
with Jenny Milchmann
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All programs are FREE and subject to change or cancellation. 

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  • Audience: Adults, 50+