Welcome to the workshop
We are so glad you’re with us.
If you’re anything like me when I start a new course or a new project, you’re probably feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety.
You might be wondering if all the other women in the workshop are better writers than you. Are they more accomplished? Have they published personal essays? Are their lives more conducive to a writing practice? Have they found a way to keep it all together during this crazy and anxious time?
My first task for you in this class — before we start discussing the workshop components and anything about personal essays or memoirs — is to try your hardest to put those questions aside. It won’t be easy.
All of us in this workshop are writers. We’re all in this together.