Uncover and return to your essence as a writer.

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Every Monday for 6 weeks: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14 from 7-9pm EST


The focus of this class is to support memoir and essay writers in uncovering and returning to what they feel is the true essence of who they are as people. We begin with a photograph that you feel depicts your true nature or essence. Not necessarily how society, family, friends or employers view you, but who you understand yourself to be at a core level. 

Through this organic and ongoing process of return, you will be better equipped to make meaning and find purpose shining through the paths you have followed, as you begin to express and write from your authentic nature. This class is designed to help cultivate a writing voice that comes from your unique and deep personal essence.

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Instructor: Teresa Piccari

Teresa Piccari is a lover of the written word across all genres. She is a career journalist and columnist, feature writer and also writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Piccari is at work on a poetry manuscript entitled Laying Down Armor. She has read at Tenants Harbor Poets and presented her nonfiction at several events. Piccari has been helping people tell their fiction and nonfiction stories for 25 years through a diverse palette of workshops including Memoir as a Journey 1, Memoir as a Journey 2, Return to Essence, If Not Now When, Creative Writing Toolbox and Sensory Writing. A native Philadelphian, she has called coastal Maine home for 18 years.