When you have a story you want to tell, finding the right structure is everything to help your work shine. Join us for a creative non-fiction writing workshop with poet and essayist Meredith McDonough where we will try on essay shapes until you find one that fits. As you develop your own writing, we will also explore the work of essay-writing greats such as Annie Dillard, Bill Bryson, Jamaica Kincaid, and David Sedaris to discover their tips and tricks. Sessions will include workshops, discussions, conversations, and many opportunities for positive feedback. Writers of all experience levels from beginner to professional are welcome.


Meredith McDonough teaches and Maryville University. Her work has appeared in Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology, Linebreak, RHINO, Bone Bouquet, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere.