Do you believe in the power of ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories? I do. The genre of the personal essay is deeply intimate and involves sharing a part of yourself. This course is an introduction to writing a personal essay. We will read, discuss, reflect, provide each other feedback, and speak our truth through our stories. We will learn how to apply the techniques of fiction writing into non-fiction and create a safe space that allows us to be both vulnerable and honest.
In this beginner's course, participants will learn how to convert a memory into a scene and how to develop characters. Additionally, participants will leave the course with book recommendations, writing prompts, and resources to continue their memoir writing journey.
Pragya is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two fascinating books: More Than a Memory and Yarn - An Interwoven Memoir.
Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have been published in the Huffington Post, The Wire and Helter Skelter, amongst others. She currently lives in Goa.
Pragya has been conducting online workshops with Bound since May 2020 and has also been a mentor at Bound Writers' Retreat. She thinks of herself as an instructor and a facilitator, and is beloved by her students and the Bound Community!
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Get added to a WhatsApp group a day before the class. Receive an email with the class link on the day of the class. Attend the class on zoom
Receive invaluable instructor and peer feedback on your work.
“I'm so glad I took the memoir class. It was well planned and structured by Pragya. She is an excellent facilitator. I started reading only because she inspired me too. We had such an amazing workshopping time. Thank you so much Pragya.”
“The Memoir Writing Course with Pragya Bhagat was one of the most amazing journey I have taken in a while. It took me to places within me which I didn't know existed. It opened a mysterious gateway to memories, moments and rediscovery of myself. Thanks Team Bound for the chance.”
“The Memoir Writing course felt therapeutic. Pragya's level of preparedness, her time management abilities and the empathetic ways that she would listen to each one of us made the sessions memorable. Her suggested readings are wonderful and the writing prompts very creative. I enjoyed every moment.”
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