Thursday, July 18 at 7PM
WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS
The Art of Personal Essays
On the Third Floor of BookPeople
ABOUT THE ART OF PERSONAL ESSAYS
Perhaps the defining literary work of the past decade has been the personal essay. An explosion of online literary venues has created more possibilities than ever for individuals to write and publish their real-life stories. This panel of authors will explore the shape that personal essays can take, the perspectives and mechanics of successful essays, and suggestions for where to find models for your own.
ABOUT M. M. (MAUDE) ADJARIAN
M. M. (Maude) Adjarian has published her essays, short fiction and poetry in such journals as the Baltimore Review, Grub Street, Verdad, South 85, The Serving House Journal, Pif, Gravel, Glint and Crack the Spine, among others. A senior non-fiction book reviewer at Kirkus, her articles have also appeared in Arts+Culture Texas, Bitch Magazine, Tribeza-Austin and the Dallas Voice. Currently, she is at work on a family memoir provisionally titled This Life That Binds.
ABOUT CHARLOTTE GULLICK
Charlotte Gullick is the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College, and she holds a MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her first novel, By Way of Water, was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as Grand Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project. Her other awards include a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction a MacDowell Colony Residency, a Ragdale Residency, as well as the Evergreen State College 2012 Teacher Excellence Award. Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Pithead Chapel, Hippocampus, and the LA Review.
ABOUT CHAITALI SEN
Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Ecotone, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Quarterly Review, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Austin, Texas.