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How to Write a Short, Compelling Essay With Shir Filler

May 23 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 23 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free (donations encouraged)

Learn the fundamentals of planning, structuring, and writing an effective essay with this online, free, 90 minute workshop taught by writer and NCCC professor, Shir Filler on May 23 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Participants will come away with an understanding of what makes a work of nonfiction powerful as well as a toolkit of ideas to improve narrative structure, engage readers, and hone their voice.

The Adirondack Center for Writing will host the class and encourage writers to submit their personal essays for the “My Dreams for my Community” contest, with submissions open until June 15, and cash prizes up to $1400.

Shir Filler has been teaching at NCCC since 1998. Before that, she was editor of the Lake Placid News, but also a barista, waitress, seamstress, store clerk, gardener, and student (BS in Earth Science from MIT, MA in English and Creative Writing from NYU). She spends a lot of time in the woods: hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Otherwise, she loves writing, reading, and thinking and helping students to love those activities as well. Her nonfiction writing has been published in Adirondack Life and The Sun magazines.


Virtual (Zoom Meeting)